ID#: 8222
This 2004 image depicts a group of Ghanaian students learning how to protect themselves from Guinea worm disease (GWD) through the instruction of a Red Cross volunteer. The volunteer used a wall mural painted on the side of a Guinea worm case containment center, to describe GWD, its symptoms, and the methods one must practice in order to avoid human infection. The wall mural depicted three people discussing what the infected man in the middle must do in order to treat his Guinea worm infection, as they stood on the banks of a contaminated pond. Note the Guinea worm emerging from the infected man’s left leg, as well as the filter cloth covering a water collection pot, filtering the collected pond water being poured into the pot by the woman to the right. 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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