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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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This finding is especially noteworthy at this point because the Guinea worm eradication program has reduced the number of countries with endemic Guinea worm disease from 20 to 4 and the number of persons infected each year from >3 million in 1986 to <20.
Because some patients have multiple Guinea worms emerge, more laboratory-confirmed specimens than cases might be reported in any given period.
In general, Guinea worms in mammals are regarded as D.
During July 20-22, 2015, batches of first-stage larvae (L1) were recovered from 5 Guinea worms removed from infected dogs resident in villages within the dracunculiasisendemic zone along the Chari River between the cities of Guelendeng and Bousso in the Mayo-Kebbi Est region of Chad.
dagger]) An indigenous case of dracunculiasis is defined as an infection occurring in a person exhibiting a skin lesion or lesions with emergence of one or more Guinea worms in a person who had no history of travel outside his or her residential locality during the preceding year.
Project Title : Access to Safe Water for Guinea Worm Endemic communities
The universal cure to remove quivering stringy guinea worms is for the victim to rest a week, then slowly wind the worm by turning it from an incision in the skin onto a stick, until it crawls free.
A case of dracunculiasis is defined as infection occurring in a person exhibiting a skin lesion or lesions with emergence of one or more Guinea worms.
The worms emerging from dogs are morphologically and genetically indistinguishable from the Guinea worms emerging from humans.
A case of dracunculiasis is defined as occurring in a person exhibiting a skin lesion or lesions with emergence of one or more Guinea worms.
Dracunculiasis can be prevented by 1) filtering drinking water through a finely woven cloth, 2) treating contaminated water with Abate (temephos) larvicide, 3) providing clean water from borehole or hand-dug wells, and 4) educating persons to avoid entering water sources when Guinea worms are emerging from their bodies, thereby preventing contamination of water sources.
Keeping patients under supervised care while their Guinea worms are extracted manually can prevent further contamination of drinking water.
However, dracunculiasis can be prevented by 1) filtering drinking water through a finely woven cloth, 2) treating contaminated water with the larvicide ABATE[R] (temephos) (BASE Ludwigshafen, Germany), 3) providing clean water from borehole or hand-dug wells (5), and 4) educating persons to avoid entering water sources when Guinea worms are emerging from their bodies.
However, dracunculiasis can be prevented by 1) filtering drinking water through a finely woven cloth, 2) treating contaminated water with the larvicide ABATE[R] (temephos), 3) educating persons to avoid entering water sources when Guinea worms are emerging flora their bodies, and 4) providing clean water from bore-hole or hand-dug wells (5).