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Dangerous Waters

Synopsis
River blindness, or onchoceriasis, which affects 17m people in the tropics, is caused by a parasite spread by small blackflies. In an effort to eradicate the disease, scientists have discovered that subtle changes in the way rivers flow may make them more suitable for the spread of river blindness. This film looks at the results of new research in Brazil.
Series
Perspective, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
parasitic diseases; river blindness; tropical diseases

Production Company

Name

London Television Service

Distributor

Name

London Television Service

Email
lts@londontv.com
Web
http://www.londontv.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7434 1121
Fax
020 7734 0619
Address
21-25 St Anne’s Court
London
W1V 3AW

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