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Dracunculiasis

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Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others. The terms "Dracunculiasis" returned 4 free, full-text review articles. First few results:
Dracunculiasis: water-borne anthroponosis vs. food-borne zoonosis.
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2020

Dracunculiasis is the first parasitic disease set for eradication. However, recent events related to the Dracunculus medinensis epidemiology in certain African countries are apparently posing new challenges to its eradication. Two novel facts have emerged: the existence of animal ...

Dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease): eradication without a drug or a vaccine.
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2018

Dracunculiasis, commonly known as guinea worm disease, is a nematode infection transmitted to humans exclusively via contaminated drinking water. The disease prevails in the most deprived areas of the world. No vaccine or medicine is available against the disease: eradication is being ...

Why is dracunculiasis eradication taking so long?
Last Updated: May 28, 2012

The long time needed for global eradication of dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease) was not anticipated at the outset. The successful eradication of smallpox in 10 years compares with the target date set in 1985 for dracunculiasis eradication - 1995. Seventeen years after that date, ...

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Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis - January 2018-June 2019.
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2020

Dracunculiasis (also known as Guinea worm disease) is caused by the parasite Dracunculus medinensis and is acquired by drinking water containing copepods (water fleas) infected with D. medinensis larvae. The worm typically emerges through the skin on a lower limb approximately 1 year ...

Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis - January 2017-June 2018.
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2020

Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease), caused by the parasite Dracunculus medinensis, is acquired by drinking water containing copepods (water fleas) infected with its larvae. The worm typically emerges through the skin on a lower limb approximately 1 year after infection, causing ...

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