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Research Focus: River blindness and Onchocerciasis are tropical diseases that are caused by helminth parasites. World Health Orgnization estimates 150 million people being infected. River blindness ist caused the filariae onchocerca volvulus. Offspring can migrate into the cornea of the eye, which causes inflammation and can lead to blindness. The filariae Wuchereria bancrofti is the cause of elephantiases. Infected people suffer from swelling of extremities and scroti due to disrutped flow of the lymphatic fluid.

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