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  1. onchocerciasis, river blindnessnoun

    infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas; when the eyes are involved it can result in blindness; common in Africa and tropical America


  1. river blindnessnoun



  1. river blindness

    River blindness, also known as onchocerciasis, is a tropical disease caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of a type of black fly. The disease can cause intense itching, skin discoloration, rashes, and serious eye problems including blindness. It is named 'river blindness' because it is prevalent in populations living near fast flowing rivers, where the black flies tend to breed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of river blindness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of river blindness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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