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A Study of Deafness in West Africa

This article, published in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, assessed profoundly deaf children from Nigeria in an attempt to identify the causes of deafness in this part of West Africa. The study found that measles, meningitis, and rubella were the three major preventible diseases causing deafness. The study concludes that the most cost-effective way of helping the deaf in Nigeria is by immunizing the population against infectious diseases that cause this disability, including meningitis. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Holborow C, Martinson F, Anger N

Published: 1982

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Citation: Holborow C, Martinson F, Anger N. A Study of Deafness in West Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 1982;4(2):107-132.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa