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Antibiotic may stop preventable blindness infection

...appears to stop infections that cause trachoma, the world's leading preventable cause...England Journal of Medicine. Worldwide, trachoma infects 84 million people in 55 nations...Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Trachoma is caused by the microorganism chlamydia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/04/liv_433348.shtml
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Pfizer to help eradicate eye infection that causes blindness

...organization leading the fight against trachoma-related blindness said it is "enthusiastic...antibiotic Zithromax to the International Trachoma Initiative to treat sufferers in nine...promising." Over the past century, trachoma was eliminated in many countries, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/13/liv_391240.shtml
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