Basic Summary for Dracunculiasis


Main name of condition: Dracunculiasis
Other names or spellings: Guinea worm disease, Guinea worm

What is Dracunculiasis?
  Brief description of Dracunculiasis: Parasitic worm disease of developing countries
  Parent types of Dracunculiasis: Worm conditions, Diseases contagious from contaminated water
How serious is Dracunculiasis?
  Complications of Dracunculiasis: see complications of Dracunculiasis
What causes Dracunculiasis?
  Class of Condition for Dracunculiasis: parasite worm
  Risk factors for Dracunculiasis: see risk factors for Dracunculiasis
What are the symptoms of Dracunculiasis?
  Incubation period for Dracunculiasis: about 1 year
  Symptoms of Dracunculiasis: see symptoms of Dracunculiasis
Can anyone else get Dracunculiasis?
  More information: see contagiousness of Dracunculiasis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Dracunculiasis: see treatments for Dracunculiasis
  Prevention of Dracunculiasis: see prevention of Dracunculiasis

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