Guinea Worm Disease (also known as dracunculiasis)
Africa, parts of the Middle East and South Asia, but has been almost eradicated
10 – 14 months after larvae are ingested
Signs and Symptoms
Clinical examination to see the Guinea worm coming out of the skin
Prevention: What Can You Do?
Ensure you have access to safe, clean drinking water (treat the water, use filters, construct copings around well heads or the installation of boreholes with handpumps)
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