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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    The Targeted Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) GUINEA WORM DISEASE (GWD, DRACUNCULIASIS) Guinea worm disease (GWD) is spread by drinking water containing copepods (water fleas) that have ingested Guinea worm larvae. Once inside the human host, the larvae mature, mate, and emerge from blisters in the skin.
    01/16/2019 - 4:51 am | View Website
  • WHO | Onchocerciasis (River blindness)
    16 November 2017 | Geneva –– The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the launch of a US$100 million dollar fund to accelerate the elimination of two devastating infectious neglected tropical diseases diseases – onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis).
    01/7/2019 - 11:56 am | View Website
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    Hot News - Hot News - Guinea worm, river blindness and elephantiasis is one of the worlds neglected tropical diseases. a battle is on to wipe them out-la times One infection known as ...
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    Neglected Tropical Diseases. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. ... Guinea-worm, Echinococcosis, Food-borne Trematodiases, Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil-transmitted Helminthiases, Schistosomiasis, River blindness ... World's first dengue vaccine (Sanofi Pasteur) approved in 11 countries.
    12/1/2018 - 12:55 pm | View Website
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    HAT, Guinea Worm, River Blindness, Elephantiasis, and Helminth Diseases study guide by melissadugoni includes 124 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades.
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