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Dracunculiasis: Guinea Worm

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Katherine Bauer

on 1 October 2010

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Dracunculiasis: Guinea Worm mummies
Old Testament
Carolus Linnaeus (1700s)
Alesej Pavlovich Fedchenko (1870)
Robert Leiper (1905)
History
"And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died." -Old Testament Symptoms swelling
fever
diarrhea
dizziness
nausea
..........vomiting Effects Eradication The Carter Center, the WHO
Global Dracunculiasis Eradication Campaign
1947- 48.3 million
2010- less than 1,000
possible second disease to be eradicated secondary infections
leg disabilities and conditions Copepod: Cyclops Dracunculus Medinensis Treatment / Prevention surgery
stick removal
antibiotics/herbs use safe sources
filtration
stop further contamination Larvae : * * * * Emergence Removal Removal Africa Location Asia Countries with cases in 1986. Countries that still had cases in 2005. Carolus Alesej third stage larvae first stage Yeah!! Kinda gross there it is X-ray displaying the guinea worm inside the tissue. Life Cycle What causes Dracunculiasis?? The end of my AWESOME presentation! evil word! Major endemic countries in 2009 Ice cream!!!! The Human Being "the disease of the empty granary" -Dogon people from Mali economic hazard
educational issues My attempt to draw a metal drum. I know, its pretty sad.
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