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  • Dracunculiasis: water-borne anthroponosis vs. food-borne zoonosis. [Journal Article]
    J Helminthol 2019; :1-4Galán-Puchades MT
  • Dracunculiasis is the first parasitic disease set for eradication. However, recent events related to the Dracunculus medinensis epidemiology in certain African countries are apparently posing new challenges to its eradication. Two novel facts have emerged: the existence of animal reservoirs (mainly dogs but also cats and baboons), and possibly a new food-borne route of transmission by the ingesti…
  • Dracunculus infections in domestic dogs and cats in North America; an under-recognized parasite? [Journal Article]
    Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2018; 13:148-155Williams BM, Cleveland CA, … Yabsley MJ
  • We reviewed 62 new cases and 18 published reports of Dracunculus infections in domestic dogs and cats to describe the epidemiology of this parasite in dogs and cats in North America. We collected host and parasite data when available, including age, sex, and breed of dog, nematode location in the host, and any clinical signs at presentation and/or description of the apparent lesion. For dogs, inf…
  • StatPearls: Dracunculiasis [BOOK]
    StatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL) Rawla Prashanth P Sovah Health, Martinsville, VA Jan Arif A Drexel University BOOK
  • Dracunculiasis, also known as Guinea-worm disease is a parasitic disease caused by the nematode Dracunculus medinensis.[1] Infection is transmitted to humans by drinking water contaminated with the small crustacean copepods (Cyclops) which contain the larvae of D. medinensis. Humans are the principal definitive host and Cyclops being the intermediate host. The disease is endemic to the rural and …
  • Achieving the endgame: Integrated NTD case searches. [Journal Article]
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018; 12(12):e0006623Buyon L, Slaven R, … Callahan EK
  • Trachoma and Guinea Worm Disease (GWD) are neglected tropical diseases (NTD) slated for elimination as a public health problem and eradication respectively by the World Health Organization. As these programs wind down, uncovering the last cases becomes an urgent priority. In 2010, Ghana Health Services, along with The Carter Center, Sightsavers, and other partners, conducted integrated case searc…
  • Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis - January 2017-June 2018. [Journal Article]
    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018; 67(45):1265-1270Hopkins DR, Ruiz-Tiben E, … Guagliardo SAJ
  • Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease), caused by the parasite Dracunculus medinensis, is acquired by drinking water containing copepods (water fleas) infected with its larvae. The worm typically emerges through the skin on a lower limb approximately 1 year after infection, causing pain and disability (1). The worldwide eradication campaign began at CDC in 1980. In 1986, the World Health Assembly c…
  • A mathematical study to control Guinea worm disease: a case study on Chad. [Journal Article]
    J Biol Dyn 2018; 12(1):846-871Ghosh I, Tiwari PK, … Chattopadhyay J
  • Global eradication of Guinea worm disease (GWD) is in the final stage but a mysterious epidemic of the parasite in dog population makes the elimination programme challenging. There is neither a vaccine nor an effective treatment against the disease and therefore intervention strategies rely on the current epidemiological understandings to control the spread of the disease. A novel mathematical mo…
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