dracunculiasis


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dra·cun·cu·li·a·sis

 (drə-kŭng′kyə-lī′ə-sĭs) also dra·cun·cu·lo·sis (-lō′sĭs)
n.
Infection with guinea worms, characterized by painful blisters and lesions of the skin where the worms emerge. Also called dracontiasis, guinea worm disease.

[New Latin Dracunculus, genus of the guinea worm (from medieval Latin dracunculus, festering sore, ulcer; see rankle) + -iasis.]

dracunculiasis

(drəˌkʌŋkjʊˈlaɪəsɪs)
n
a disease caused by infection with the Guinea worm
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dracunculiasis - 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 skindracunculiasis - 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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But Kenya will have to wait for the team to present its recommendations to the International Commission for the Certification of Dracunculiasis [Guinea Worm] Eradication to make decision whether to issue the formal certification in February.
Consider dracunculiasis, or Guinea worm infection, which occurs when people consume water contaminated with fleas carrying parasitic worms.
Progress toward global eradication of dracunculiasis, January 2014-June 2015.
The present study is a follow-on to the declared eradication of dracunculiasis in Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, Pakistan through investigating disease recurrences and Cyclops species in drinking water sources.
The following 18 NTDs have been designated by WHO for control or elimination: dengue and chikungunya, rabies, trachoma, buruli ulcer, yaws [endemic treponematoses], leprosy [Hansen's disease], Chagas disease, human African trypanosomiasis [sleeping sickness], leishmaniasis, taeniasis / cysticercosis, dracunculiasis [guinea-worm disease], echinococcosis, food-borne trematodiases, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis [river blindness], schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, and mycetoma.
178) A person is infected by guinea worm diseases, also called dracunculiasis, by ingesting water containing water fleas, which carry the guinea worm larvae.
Effects of Improved Water Supply and Sanitation on Ascariasis, Diarrhea, Dracunculiasis, Hookworm Infection, Schistosomiasis and Trachoma", Bull World Health Organ.
Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease) is caused by Dracunculus medinensis, a parasitic worm.
Effects of improved water supply and sanitation on ascariasis, diarrhoea, dracunculiasis, hookworm infection, schistosomiasis, and trachoma.
But the primer said "[EMP technology] prevents hatching of insect eggs into larvae, thus preventing the spread of insect-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria, yellow fever, epidemic typhus, onchcerciasis, filariasis, dracunculiasis and sleeping sickness.
highest cases of dracunculiasis in the world and the leading county in guinea worm cases in South Sudan with 318
According to World Health Organization, "at any given time, one-half of all people in the developing world are suffering from one, or more of the six main diseases (diarrhea, ascaris, dracunculiasis, hookworm, chistosomiasis, trachoma)".