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MMWR: Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis —January 2015–June 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016   (0 Comments)

Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease) is caused by Dracunculus medinensis, a parasitic worm. Approximately 1 year after a person acquires infection from drinking contaminated water, the worm emerges through the skin, usually on the leg. Pain and secondary bacterial infection can cause temporary or permanent disability that disrupts work and schooling. 


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