ID#: 8221
This image depicts a Ghanaian boy and girl being taught by a volunteer, how to avoid contracting Guinea worm disease (GWD), or Dracunculiasis. The instructor used illustrations drawn on cloth depicting GWD, its symptoms, and the methods one must practice in order to avoid infection. The drawing in this image shows two people discussing what the infected man must do to treat his Guinea worm infection, as they stood on the banks of a contaminated pond. GWD occurs when one ingests contaminated water containing water fleas that harbor the Guinea worm, Dracunculus medinensis, larvae.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ The Carter Center
Creation Date: 2004
Photo Credit: A. Poyo
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