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Such heterogeneity in individuals' degree of susceptibility to infection has a strong impact on the transmission and control of Guinea worm disease. So far this aspect of heterogeneity has not been taken into account, leading to inadequate understanding of the influence of the spatial factors in the transmission and spread of Guinea worm disease.
> Dr Nabil Aziz Awad Alla, a former national programme coordinator for Guinea worm disease eradication in Sudan's federal ministry of health, received the Courage Award for going above and beyond to push forward progress against Guinea worm disease, at great personal risk.
Because most cases of Guinea worm disease occur in areas known for intense artisanal fishing and residents' dependence on fish protein, it is likely that fish and other aquatic animals play a role in transmission.
We develop a multiscale model of Guinea worm disease that traces the parasite's life cycle of Guinea worm disease.
From 1986 to 2012, there has been a significant decline in dracunculiasis or Guinea worm disease prevalence worldwide.
Until recently, Romney just seemed to be looking for a public persona, maybe something between Jimmy Carter (Nobel Peace Prize, eliminating Guinea worm disease) and former Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson (starring in TV ads for reversible mortgages).
It has also played a remarkable role in the eradication of small pox and guinea worm disease and has been in the forefront for the eradication of Polio from Pakistan.
* NTDs designated by the WHO for control or elimination: Buruli ulcer, Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis), cysticercosis / taeniasis, dengue / severe dengue, dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease), echinococcosis, fascioliasis, human African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, rabies, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, trachoma, and yaws.
Infectious Disease includes research on sleeping sickness and Guinea worm disease, as well as more familiar diseases.
According to The Daily Mail, cases of Guinea worm disease have fallen by 99 percent from 3.5 million cases in 1986 to 1,060 in 2011.
New commitments from partners will close the funding gap to eradicate Guinea worm disease and expedite progress toward the 2020 goals of elimination for lymphatic filariasis, blinding trachoma, sleeping sickness and leprosy, and control of soil-transmitted helminthes, schistosomiasis, river blindness, Chagas disease and visceral leishmaniasis.
One of the more remarkable health success stories is the near eradication of guinea worm disease, a global campaign launched by the U.S.