guinea worm disease


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guinea worm disease

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Noun1.guinea worm disease - 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 skinGuinea worm disease - 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
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
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December 12, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan is closer to eradicating the guinea worm disease in the country, top officials said on Tuesday.
Kenyans had reported at least 186 suspected cases of the Guinea Worm disease in a bid to claim a Sh100,000 reward offered by the Health ministry.
Wiping out guinea worm disease has also been a priority for the UAE, and the country's founding father, late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who had provided $5.
Many kinds of diseases including cholera, guinea worm disease, typhoid, and dysentery are frequent occurrences in our country.
Endemic transmission of Guinea worm disease typically occurred via contamination of drinking water sources, resulting in community disease outbreaks.
Dracunculiasis or guinea worm disease causes severe morbidity and disability among effected populations.
According to the Carter Center, in 2016, just three countries Chad, Ethiopia and South Sudan--reported a total of 25 cases of Guinea worm disease.
Smallpox, which is believed to have emerged even before rabies, has now been eradicated, and programmes are currently under way to put an end to polio, Guinea worm disease and other infectious ailments.
No vaccine or medicine to prevent or treat Guinea worm disease currently exists.
It is to be noted that the WHO Delegation is assessing Sudan's experiment in eradicating the Guinea Worm Disease.
One of the Carter Centre's greatest achievements is leading a coalition that has "reduced incidence of Guinea worm disease from an estimated 3.
The reward system that was adopted will enhance participation of the population so that if there is any case of Guinea worm disease in any region, it can be detected," said Yokouide.