DNA test discerned bacteria responsible for trachoma

A commercial DNA microarray assay successfully identified different species of Chlamydiaceae responsible for trachoma in Nepalese patients, according to study results recently published in Emerging Infectious Diseases.Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, and rates of the infection have increased in the past few decades, according to background information in the study. In response, WHO developed a program to eliminate blinding trachoma by 2020.

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