Guinea worm larvae

Guinea worm larvae

The guinea worm during its middle life stage as it matures within a water flea. The larvae can only grow to adulthood within a human host.
Mentioned in: Guinea Worm Infection
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In poor, remote areas, people contract the disease by unknowingly drinking water contaminated with the Guinea worm larvae.
ABATE destroys the aquatic host of the guinea worm larvae in open water supplies, yet leaves the water suitable for drinking.