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  • 1.  
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    • Only 4,410 cases were reported worldwide
    • Guinea worm cases hit record short, their hoping by the end of the of next year the disease will have been completely died out.
    • Guinea worm cases hit record low, prompting hope that new cases could end as soon as next year
  • 3. What causes Guinea worm!
    • drinking contaminated water that contains worm larvae
    • worm larvae can grow to three feet long in a year!
  • 4. Treatment!
    • Surgically removing the worm but
    • Because this disease is usually occurred in rural areas, they use a piece of wood to pull out the worm
    • Herbs and oils are also used to heal the wounded site
  • 5. Symptoms of guinea worm!
    • Blister forming on skin by the worm
    • extreme pain when the worm is emerging
    • Eight months after your infected you get symptons.
  • 6. Sites used!
    • http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/common/standard/transform.jsp?requestURI=/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/guinea_worm_infection.jsp