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Entitled, Guinea Worm Eradication Work, this photo was taken during a Guinea worm extraction procedure in Ghana, Guinea worm disease (GWD) is an ancient parasitic infection that is transmitted by drinking contaminated water. Although GWD has been largely eradicated, it was endemic in several African nations when this photo was taken. The Carter Center recently announced that only 22 cases of GWD were reported worldwide in 2015, down a record 83 percent from 2014, when 126 cases were reported. This photograph, by Mary Glenshaw, PhD, MPH, earned her a tie for First Place award in the 2008 CDC Connects Annual Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the category of International: Programs.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ CDC Connects
Creation Date: 2007
Photo Credit: Mary Glenshaw, Ph.D., M.P.H.; OTR/L; OD/OWCD/CDD/EFAB
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