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Global Health Frontiers: Dark Forest, Black Fly

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Global Health Frontiers: Dark Forest, Black Fly

GLOBAL HEALTH FRONTIERS: DARK FOREST, BLACK FLY looks at the devastating disease of river blindness and how scientists and health workers are achieving remarkable success in the fight to eradicate it in Latin America and Africa. Caused by microscopic worms that migrate under the skin, leading to intense itching and eventual loss of sight, river blindness is transmitted by small black flies that breed in fast-flowing rivers and streams. Although drug research has made it possible to control river blindness and even eliminate it, the threat of its return still exists. Focusing on Uganda, the documentary explores that country

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