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Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease). BY:Kaitlyn Fleming. What is Guinea Worm disease?. Guinea worm disease is a flatworm inside the intestinal tract or deep in the connective tissues. It’s a parasite found in Cyclops also know as water fleas. It’s a helminth. How its transmitted.

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what is guinea worm disease
What is Guinea Worm disease?
  • Guinea worm disease is a flatworm inside the intestinal tract or deep in the connective tissues.
  • It’s a parasite found in Cyclops also know as water fleas.
  • It’s a helminth
how its transmitted
How its transmitted
  • Humans get infected by drinking water that has not been unfiltered.
test to see if diagnosed
Test to see if diagnosed
  • Locate an adult worm in the lesion, or larvae from the adult female worm in ulcer.
symptoms
Symptoms
  • Pain in joints
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Pruritus
  • Blisters
  • Ulcers
  • Eosinophilia
  • Secondary infections
treatment
Treatment
  • You remove the worm by winding the worm up to 3 feet (1 meter) around a small stick and manually extracting- slow and a very painful process that often takes weeks.
  • There are no vaccinations or drugs only medicine to relieve pain.
history
History
  • Year it accrued: 15th century BC
  • Where it accrued: Egypt
  • Pathological examination of an Egyptian mummy in which a calcified worm was identify as dracunculiasis.
where it is at today
Where it is at today
  • Its only in a couple of countries today.
facts about guinea worm
Facts about guinea worm
  • Will be the second that will truly end after small pox ending being number one.
  • There were 3.5 million cases in 1986.
  • It was only found in 21 countries that are in Africa and Asia.
  • Mostly in Sudan it’s the highest with 73% of the cases.
  • 2012 there are 542 cases in South Sudan, Mali, Ethiopia, Chad.
age it affects
Age it affects
  • Affects all ages
  • Mostly common in farmers
morbidity
Morbidity
  • Dracunculiasis just make you weak and feel disabled.
  • No death rate
story
Story
  • I don’t really have a story I just read about this disease and found it interesting.
emerging disease
Emerging disease
  • Its an emerging disease
sources
Sources
  • www.Stanford.edu/class/humbio103/ParaSites2001/dracunculiasis/DRACUNCULIASIS.html
  • www.cartercenter.org/health/guinea_worm/mini_site/facts.html