Items Tagged ‘river blindness’

February 4, 2013

With river blindness, ‘you never sleep’

By Logan Lafferty

The machete blades turned red with heat in the fire that the rubber workers built on a Liberia plantation, Thomas Unnasch remembers from a visit in the 1980s. This was how the men tried to quell the intense itchiness that comes with river blindness, a rare tropical disease‚ĶThere is no vaccine for river blindness, but […]

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