Guinea Worm

Dracunculus medinensis, the largest of the nematode worms to attack humans, used to be a serious problem in India, Pakistan, southern Iran, most of West Africa, Southwest Asia and Sudan, infecting some 80 million people. It is spread by spilt-water washing larvae back into an unprotected well or by infected people using walk-in wells. WHO launched an eradication programme to make all wells safe with a surrounding wall and concrete apron so as to prevent all spilt-water from washing back into the well. Walk-in wells were converted into lift-wells or alternative water supplies provided. By these simple strategies, Dracunculus infection has been eradicated from most of the area. In 2003, there were 32,193 cases; 63% of these cases were in

Sudan, where control was hampered by the continuing war, while most of the rest were in Ghana, Nigeria and Mali. This has been the most successful eradication programme to use such a simple strategy.

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