About Onchocerciasis

Onchocerciasis, also known as infection by onchocerca volvulus, is related to loiasis and filariasis. An important gene associated with Onchocerciasis is IL5 (Interleukin 5), and among its related pathways/superpathways are Signal Transduction and MIF Mediated Glucocorticoid Regulation. The drugs Anticonvulsants and Moxidectin have been mentioned in the context of this disorder. Affiliated tissues include skin, eye and t cells, and related phenotypes are immune system and hematopoietic system

Major Symptoms of Onchocerciasis

Onchocerciasis, also known as River blindness, is a genetic disorder that primarily affects the retina of the eye. The major symptoms include gradual loss of vision, itching, and redness in the affected area.

Suitable Lifestyle for People with Onchocerciasis

Onchocerciasis is a disease caused by the parasite Onchocerciasis obliquus and is mainly spread by drinking contaminated water or eating contaminated food. People suffering from this disease can adopt the following lifestyle:

1. Avoid drinking unclean water: Onchocerciasis obliquus needs parasite eggs in the water to survive and reproduce, so avoiding drinking unclean water is an important measure to prevent the spread of the disease.

2. Boil water: Boiling water can kill most of the parasite eggs in the water, thereby reducing the risk of infection with Onchocerciasis obliquus.

3. Dispose of garbage correctly: Correctly classifying garbage and disposing of it promptly can reduce pollution and prevent parasite eggs from contaminating water sources.

4. Food safety: Avoid eating wild animals and their products as they may carry parasite eggs. Buy safe and hygienic food as much as possible, such as beef, chicken, fish, etc.

5. Maintain good personal hygiene habits: wash hands frequently, keep clean, and avoid sharing personal items such as toothbrushes and razors with others to reduce the risk of infection with parasite eggs.

6. Receive medical services: If you have suspected symptoms of Onchocerciasis obliquus, you should seek medical treatment in time and accept the doctor's diagnosis and treatment.

7. Keep a calm mind: Keeping a calm mind and a happy mood can help enhance the body's immunity and relieve symptoms.

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