Items Tagged ‘river blindness’

February 4, 2013

With river blindness, ‘you never sleep’

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

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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