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guinea worm

n.
A nematode worm (Dracunculus medinensis) that is a parasite of humans in tropical Africa and formerly in Asia. Larvae are transmitted to humans when infected copepods are ingested in drinking water. The larvae develop in the body, and painful lesions occur when the mature female worms emerge gradually from the skin, usually of the lower legs.

[After the Guinea coast of Africa.]

Guinea worm

n
(Animals) a parasitic nematode worm, Dracunculus medinensis, that lives beneath the skin in man and other vertebrates and is common in India and Africa

guin′ea

(or Guin′ea) worm`,


n.
a long, slender roundworm, Dracunculus medinensis, parasitic under the skin of humans and other mammals, common in parts of India and Africa.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guinea worm - 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 - 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
2.guinea worm - parasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebratesGuinea worm - parasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebrates
nematode, nematode worm, roundworm - unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
Dracunculus, genus Dracunculus - type genus of the family Dracunculidae
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During April-June 2010, two rumored dracunculiasis cases were reported to Chad's National Guinea Worm Eradication Program (NGWEP).
Carter disclosed that Bashir briefed him on issues of dialogue and the upcoming 2015 elections, saying that his visit to Sudan comes within the framework of the health care programs including combating Guinea worm, Trachoma and river blindness as well as training programs for health workers.
ponds) contaminated by copepods (water fleas) that contain Guinea worm larvae.
Sudan's foreign ministry said the visit is a continuation of previous ones to the country, pointing that it will focus on several issues including combating Guinea worm disease and Sudan's 2015 general elections besides sponsoring a dialogue initiative between intellectuals of Sudan and South Sudan.
In each country affected by dracunculiasis, a national Guinea worm eradication program receives monthly reports of cases of dracunculiasis ([section]) from every village with endemic transmission.
Guinea worm has been absent from Iran since 1972, from Pakistan since 1993, and from India since 1996.
Project Title : Access to Safe Water for Guinea Worm Endemic communities
Uma January 17, 2012 (JUBA) -- South Sudan remains the most Guinea Worm affected country in the world, with 521 cases out of the 542 reported worldwide last year, the Carter Center said on Thursday.
In each country affected by dracunculiasis, a national Guinea worm eradication program receives monthly reports of dracunculiasis ([section]) from every village with endemic transmission.
The criteria used to evaluate the country included Guinea Worm endemicity, surveillance, investigation of recent disease rumours, cross-border considerations with endemic or formerly endemic countries and unsafe drinking water.
December 12, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan is closer to eradicating the guinea worm disease in the country, top officials said on Tuesday.
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.