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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The KI was shown a photograph of an emerging Guinea worm and asked about awareness of or having ever seen dracunculiasis, recent rumors, and community water consumption practices.
The Southern Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program (GWEP) reported 2,733 cases of dracunculiasis in 2009, of which 2,134 (78%) were contained (Table 1).
The Southern Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program, created in 2006 after Sudan's civil war ended in 2005, has approximately 28,000 village volunteers and health staff members working in the program, and 10,695 villages under active surveillance.
Beneficiaries Total: 4,000 vulnerable communities in guinea worm endemic areas, children, women
The provisional Guinea worm totals for 2012, released by the US-based center, founded by former US President, Jimmy Carter, also indicates a 99% reduction of 10, 7 and 4 other cases in Chad, Mali and Ethiopia respectively.
The civil war in Sudan ended in 2005, and the Southern Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program was created in 2006.
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.
Consider dracunculiasis, or Guinea worm infection, which occurs when people consume water contaminated with fleas carrying parasitic worms.
President Jimmy Carter sits after delivering a lecture on the eradication of the Guinea worm, at the House of Lords in London, Britain February 3, 2016.
Many kinds of diseases including cholera, guinea worm disease, typhoid, and dysentery are frequent occurrences in our country.
Guinea Worm (Dracunculus medinensis) Infection in a Wild-Caught Frog, Chad
Dracunculiasis or guinea worm disease causes severe morbidity and disability among effected populations.
The Carter Center will not give up until the last Guinea worm is gone.
While they are all avoidable, NTDs such as Guinea worm and elephantiasis cause debilitating pain, disfigurement and even death.