Dracunculiasis, also known as guinea-worm disease, is caused by a parasitic worm, Dracunculus medinensis, which enters the body through drinking water and emerges through the skin, having grown to a considerable size.
The Carter Center: Guinea Worm Eradication Program
Provides information on dracunculiasis and the program for its elimination being undertaken in Nigeria.
CDC: Guinea Worm Disease or Dracunculiasis
Includes factsheets on the organism and the disease it causes, news releases, and reports.
WHO: Dracunculiasis (Guinea-worm Disease)
Features disease information and status, control activities and links.
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