The Carter Center: Guinea Worm Eradication Program


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

Description:
Details about this program that hopes to eradicate Guinea worm disease (dracunculiasis), a parasitic disease "contracted when stagnant water, contaminated with microscopic water fleas carrying infective larvae, is consumed." Features a program overview, reported cases by country (all in Africa), articles on the disease, and links to related websites. From the Carter Center, an organization (founded by former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn) "committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering."

Publisher:
The Carter Center

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.cartercenter.org/health/guinea_worm/index.html


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