Guinea worm


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Synonyms for Guinea worm

a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin

parasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebrates

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Should Kenya be declared Guinea Worm free after this evaluation, it will have been a historical and significant public health milestone, in the world, the second disease declared eradicated in Kenya after small pox,' Eggers said.
A young goat herder prepares to drink dam water through a filtration pipe provided by The Carter Center's Guinea worm eradication program.
No drug exists that can cure Guinea worm, but because of a cohort of mostly privately funded public health efforts, the number of Guinea worm infections worldwide has dropped from (https://www.
No recurrence of dracunculiasis to an extent corroborates the proclaimed eradication by Guinea Worm Eradication Program (GWEP) from Dera Ismail Khan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.
o Wipe out Guinea worm, which is transmitted through dirty water containing water fleas
In 2016, for the first time since its eradication efforts began in 1992, the West African country of Mali reported no cases of Guinea worm, an incapacitating water-borne disease that used to impact millions of people around the world.
Smallpox, which is believed to have emerged even before rabies, has now been eradicated, and programmes are currently under way to put an end to polio, Guinea worm disease and other infectious ailments.
In 1986, the World Health Assembly called for dracunculiasis elimination (1), and the global Guinea Worm Eradication Program, led by the Carter Center and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), CDC, and other partners, began assisting ministries of health in countries where dracunculiasis was endemic.
7(SUNA)-Federal Health Minister, Bahar Iddris Abu Garda discussed with delegation of experts and consultants of the World Health Organization(WHO) and in presence of WHO Representative in Sudan, Dr Naema Al-Qaseer the ongoing arrangements for declared Sudan free of Guinea Worm Disease(GWD).
Today we treat the season's temporary ponds for guinea worm.
Credit goes first to the government of Ethiopia and to the many partners including the Sasakawa groups and to also Global 2000 spearheaded by President Jimmy Carter for the eradication of guinea worm.
He was the Senior Scientific Officer responsible for the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Tropical Disease Programme in Pakistan and later established National Guinea Worm Eradication Programme.
The letter isn't specific on exactly which four diseases those will be, although it strongly predicts two of them: polio and Guinea worm.
It is reportedly working on the eradication of guinea worm, a water-borne parasite, in South Sudan.
The Carter Center, set up by former US president Jimmy Carter, is working in South Sudan in several areas, including trying to eradicate guinea worm, a particularly painful water-borne parasite.