Mexico’s Tachoma Triumph

Nice job, Mexico!

In a significant public health victory, Mexico has succeeded in eliminating a disease which is the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday that Mexico is the first country in the Americas to eliminate trachoma as a public health issue. The disease, caused by a bacteria, affects the eye and repeated infections can lead to scarring and even loss of vision.

Mexico Eliminates Infectious Disease Which Is Leading Cause of Blindness” (Bethia Kwak, NBC News)