dracunculiasis dracunculiasis

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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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  • WORMING AWAY The World Health Organization is confident that guinea worm disease, dracunculiasis, now confined to 17 countries--16 in Africa south of the Sahara--will be totally .

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