dracunculiasis

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Related to Guinea-worm: dracunculiasis, medina worm
  • noun

Synonyms for dracunculiasis

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

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And best of all, the exotic guava tree and its allegedly "dangerous" fruit that produced guinea-worm if you picked up a rotten one and ate it.
The organization will help build the clinic that will eventually help the treatment of simple disease such as guinea-worm, malaria, chicken pox, diarrhea, malnourishment, bilharzias, h-worm, kalazar and better provision for handling maternity services; immunization of other diseases affecting human beings.
This and other projects have shown success: The number of worldwide Guinea-worm infections has dropped from 3.