WHEN LIVING NEAR THE WATER IS BAD FOR YOUR EYES

RIVERBLINDESSPeople naturally want to live near rivers around the world; look at London for instance! In some countries in Africa there is a black fly that also likes living near rivers. But this black fly spreads a parasite with its bite (a parasite is something that can be very small and live in or on people or animals). This tiny parasite can eventually cause the person to become blind when it dies behind the eye and causes a nasty inflammation.River blindness can be prevented by taking a few pills just once a year and Sightsavers works to get these pills to as many people as possible as quickly as possible.

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