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MMWR: Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis, January 2016–June 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017   (0 Comments)

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

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