Risk Factors for Dracunculiasis


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About risk factors: Risk factors for Dracunculiasis are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Dracunculiasis makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Dracunculiasis. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Dracunculiasis. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

Risk factor list: The list of risk factors mentioned for Dracunculiasis in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion: Anyone who drinks standing pond water contaminated by persons with Guinea worm infection. People who live in villages where the infection is common are at greatest risk. 1

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1. excerpt from Dracunculiasis: DPD

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