highest cases of dracunculiasis in the world and the leading county in guinea worm
cases in South Sudan with 318
She said an estimated 40 percent of the children in the area are malnourished, and Guinea worm
is the biggest problem.
Around here, the only real danger from guinea worm
is that someone might mention the disgusting thing during dinner.
In 2005, however, 80% of the world's Guinea Worm
cases, 5,565 in total, occurred in South Sudan.
Infectious diseases doctor Jonathan Darby explains that the person infected with Guinea worm
disease (GWD) most likely drank water that contained the larvae.
But while vaccination has brought many diseases under control, smallpox and rinderpest are the only two to have been eradicated, while guinea worm
and polio are both close to being wiped out.
THE number of people afflicted with Guinea worm
worldwide continues to decrease, and public health officials believe that in the next few years the disease could be eradicated.
According to The Daily Mail, cases of Guinea worm
disease have fallen by 99 percent from 3.
New commitments from partners will close the funding gap to eradicate Guinea worm
disease and expedite progress toward the 2020 goals of elimination for lymphatic filariasis, blinding trachoma, sleeping sickness and leprosy, and control of soil-transmitted helminthes, schistosomiasis, river blindness, Chagas disease and visceral leishmaniasis.
To close the funding gap for Guinea worm
eradication, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, the Gates Foundation, and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, will donate US$40 million to The Carter Center.
The adverse effect of guinea worm
in some rural communities (eg Abakaliki and other parts of Ebonyi State) has necessitated the establishment of the Nigerian Guinea Worm
Eradication Programme (NIGEP) in 1988.
We started with the guinea worm
filter that filters out the guinea worm
at a larvae stage.