World Moves Closer to Eradicating Guinea Worm Disease
Victim indicating where the worm surfaced on her skin when she was infected with Guinea worm disease. Image taken from abc NEWS.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS — abc NEWS
A deadly disease causing blindness, Guinea worm, is slowly coming to an end a new report states. Guinea worm disease is characterized by a sometimes meter-long worm which surfaces from a blister. Most reports of the disease come from individuals drinking unfiltered water from contaminated sources. Decades ago, Guinea worm disease killed millions; however, now it is slowly being unreported. This disease can be eliminated by educating individuals about drinking clean water.
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