Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease)


Subject:
Biology , Diseases & Conditions , Animals , Parasites , Parasites , Parasitic Diseases

Description:
Fact sheet and other materials on dracunculiasis, "more commonly known as Guinea worm disease (GWD), ... a preventable infection caused by the parasite Dracunculus medinensis. Infection affects poor communities in remote parts of Africa that do not have safe water to drink." Includes a diagram of the disease life cycle, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report articles (back to 1983), and reports on dracunculiasis. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases.

Publisher:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Parasitic Diseases

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/dracunculiasis/


PID= res:lii-21036