"The blinding disease". The history of trachoma in Italians between the 19th and 20th centuries: colonial or national blindness?
Pathog Glob Health. 2024 Apr 21:1-6. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2024.2342623. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTTrachoma is one of the oldest known causes of blindness in humans and it is caused by the intracellular Gram-negative bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis serovars A, B, Ba and C. Its transmission has historically been related to poorness, overcrowded housing and scarce hygiene. We have traced the history of trachoma in Italy in the 19th and 20th centuries, among people living in Italy, those who immigrated to America and the population in the colonies, with a focus on Libya (1912-1943). Trachoma knowledge and perception in It...
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mariano Martini Niccol ò Riccardi Omar Simonetti Davide Orsini Francesco Samassa Alessandra Parodi Source Type: research