One infection known as dracunculiasis can cause people to suffer a burning blister that bursts as a parasite called the Guinea worm breaks through the skin. Another one, elephantiasis, causes grotesque swelling in limbs. Yet another, known as river blindness, occurs when the larvae of parasitic...

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  • Guinea worm, river blindness and elephantiasis are among the world's neglected tropical diseases. A battle is on to wipe them out
    One infection known as dracunculiasis can cause people to suffer a burning blister that bursts as a parasite called the Guinea worm breaks through the skin. Another one, elephantiasis, causes grotesqu...
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    Welcome to the fourth report and scorecard on the progress of the London Declaration on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). When the London Declaration was signed in January 2012, the partners committed themselves to achieving the targets for 10 of the 17 diseases in the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Roadmap for Implementation for the ...
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