1. a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin
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  • Also known as dracunculiasis, from the Latin for "little dragons", the worm is a particularly painful water-borne parasite that can leave people weakened and sick for months every year. Medindia Health News
  • Not surprisingly, dracunculiasis, the disease caused by the guinea worm, is particularly bad in deserts, where people crowd around oases. Parasite Rex
  • The number of cases of Guinea worm disease, or dracunculiasis, in Africa had declined by 98,5 percent from 1989 to 2002, he told delegates. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • Guinea worm disease, also known as dracunculiasis, is one such disease. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • ** After all, the only danger copepods can create for humans is when they act as vectors for dracunculiasis aka guinea worms (don't click this link if you're squeamish and for god's sake, do NOT do an image search for guinea worm. Kate rothwell
  • The global campaign to eradicate guinea worm started in 1980, when there were about 3.5 million cases of the disease, also known as dracunculiasis, every year across Africa and Asia. SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter
  • These include lymphatic filariasis, the soil-transmitted helminthiases, schistosomiasis, dracunculiasis and onchocerciasis.
  • To be declared free of dracunculiasis, a country needs to have reported zero transmission and afterwards maintained active surveillance for at least three years.
  • The World Health Organisation said Guinea worm disease, or dracunculiasis, now only affects around 25,000 people in nine countries. Bye bye Guinea worm | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
  • The World Health Organization has certified 180 countries free of transmission of dracunculiasis, including six formerly endemic countries: Pakistan (in 1996), India (in 2000), Senegal and Yemen (in 2004), Central African Republic and Cameroon (in 2007). Dracunculiasis
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