REMOVING A GUINEA WORM

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Date

2004

Description

In the village of Ogi, Nigeria, a village volunteer inspects the length of a Guinea worm emerging from a man's calf. Nigeria was once the most Guinea worm-endemic country in the world reporting over 650,000 cases in 1988. With Carter Center support, Nigeria reported its last case of Guinea worm disease in November 2008.

Source

The Carter Center Office of Public Information, Health Programs
453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307
www.cartercenter.org

Citation

Credit: The Carter Center/E. Staub, “REMOVING A GUINEA WORM,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed May 28, 2017, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/4931.