was declared to be endemic again in 2012 (1,6).
Peters, Ethiopian Dracunculiasis
Eradication Program (EDEP) GOG WOREDA Meeting, National Review, Gambella, Ethopia, 2015.
is a helminth parasitosis caused by a nematode worm, Dracunculus medinensis commonly called Guinea Worm or Medina Worm.
Hunter, "An introduction to guinea worm on the eve of its departure: dracunculiasis
transmission, health effects, ecology and control," Social Science and Medicine, vol.
The horror and misery of dracunculiasis
(guinea worm) with its attendant negative effect on agricultural production is well documented in most libraries in Nigeria.
Cost benefit analysis of the global dracunculiasis
eradication campaign policy.
"Safe drinking water, sanitation and good hygiene are fundamental to health, survival, growth and development." (17) Accordingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently observed that "[s]afe drinking water and basic sanitation are so obviously essential to health that they risk being taken for granted." (18) Unless people gain access to sources of drinking water that are clean, safe, and reliable, "[e]fforts to prevent death from diarrhea or to reduce the burden of such diseases as ascaris, dracunculiasis
, hookworm, schistosomiasis and trachoma are doomed to failure." (19)
Tissue nematodes including trichinosis, dracunculiasis
, and the filariases.
Guinea-worm disease (dracunculiasis
) is on the verge of being eradicated, while other neglected diseases, such as leprosy - which has been eliminated in 116 out of 122 endemic countries - lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis) are now under control.
Guinea worm, or Dracunculiasis
, is an infection caused by a parasite; it affects people in poor African communities who do not have sanitary water supplies, according to the U.S.
, also known as Guinea worm infection, is a disease characterized by inflammation and cutaneous ulcers in the distal limbs as a result of the presence of Dracunculus medinensis (the Guinea worm) in the subcutaneous tissue.
The fight against Dracunculiasis
, or Guinea worm as it is more commonly known, has achieved tremendous success in recent years.