Guinea worm disease - the final chapter?


Muller, R; (2005) Guinea worm disease - the final chapter? Trends Parasitol, 21 (11). pp. 521-4. ISSN 1471-4922 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2005.08.024

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Abstract

The global campaign for the eradication of dracunculiasis has succeeded in reducing the incidence of guinea worm disease by >99% in the past 20 years. This has been accomplished by the provision of safe drinking water supplies, filtration of drinking water, chemical control of intermediate hosts, case containment and, crucially, local health-education initiatives.

Item Type: Article
PubMed ID: 16150643
Web of Science ID: 233212900010
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/20043

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