dracunculiasis


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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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The horror and misery of dracunculiasis (guinea worm) with its attendant negative effect on agricultural production is well documented in most libraries in Nigeria.
Cost benefit analysis of the global dracunculiasis eradication campaign policy.
707 DECCAVISION 709 ARRENTES-DE-CORCIEUX (France) 711 HYDROCACHEXIA 750 DRACUNCULAR 751 HYDROCYCLIST 752 DRACUNCULIASIS 800 DECRESCENCE 801 DYSCRECCION 850 DECACYCLE 900 SCAMP 901 COMBINE 902 CHAMPIONSHIP 903 COMPANIONIZING 904 COMBATIVE 905 COUNTERMOVE 906 CENTUMVIRATE 907 CENTUMVIRI 909 CHAMOIX 910 CHEMOTAXES 911 CHEMOTAXIS 920 CAMAXAXE 940 CHROMOXYLOGRAPH 941 CHEMEXFOLIATE 942 CHEMEXFOLIATION 950 CAMEL 951 CARAMELISE 952 CARAMELISING 953 COSMOPOLANIZATION 954 COMPULSIVE 955 CHAMPLEVE 956 CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (St) 957 CYTOMEGALOVIURIA (Dor) 959 CONTEMPLATRLX 960 COMPLEX 961 COMPLEXITY 962 COMPLEXIFIES 964 COMPLEXIVE 1000 ME
In contrast, the technical feasibility of the ongoing initiatives to eradicate poliomyelitis (launched in 1988 and scheduled for completion in 2005) and dracunculiasis, or Guinea worm, has already been demonstrated by the elimination of both organisms from at least four continents.
including V cholerae) Giardiasis Amebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica) Leishmaniasis Tuberculosis Brucellosis Leptospirosis Echinococcosis (hydatid disease) Typhus (epidemic, endemic) Relapsing fever, tick and louse-borne Trachoma Intestinal helminth infections (ascariasis, enterobiasis, trichuriasis) Hookworm infection (ancylostomiasis) Tapeworm infection (taeniasis) Strongyloidiasis Sandfly fever Other arboviral fevers Dengue fever Boutonneuse fever Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) Korean hemorrhagic fever Rift Valley fever Viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D, E) Meningococcal meningitis Syphilis (endemic, Bejel) Anthrax Q fever Rabies Plague Malaria Onchocerciasis Schistosomiasis Dracunculiasis Hymenolepiasis
Water-based diseases includeguinea work dracunculiasis, paragonimiasis, clonorchiasis and schistosomiasis (Bilharzia).
Dracunculiasis (Guinea-worm infection) is a nematode worm infection which occurs up to a year after drinking fresh stagnant water contaminated with larvae.
Also known as dracunculiasis, this disease is caused by a parasite transmitted in larval form by a water flea.
Also called dracunculiasis, the water-borne, crippling disease is caused by a worm that infects an estimated 10 million people annually, mostly in rural areas of Africa, India and Pakistan.
The Center organised different health campaigns in the past year to eradicate Dracunculiasis, also called Guinea worm disease, river blindness, and Tranchoma.
Smallpox had no known animal reservoir, and polio and dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease), which are currently the focus of the World Health Organization eradication campaigns, also have none.