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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Project Title : Access to Safe Water for Guinea Worm Endemic communities
Beneficiaries Total: 4,000 vulnerable communities in guinea worm endemic areas, children, women
How to get rid of the guinea worm, a human parasite: a.
When villagers drink unfiltered water from a pond, they also gulp down the worm-infected fleas, says Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben, technical director of the Carter Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program.
Once a Guinea worm pokes out of the skin, it must be pulled out a few centimeters a day--a process that can take weeks to complete since the worm is so lengthy.