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  1. Guinea worm disease, Guinea worm, dracunculiasisnoun

    a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin


  1. guinea worm disease

    Guinea worm disease, also known as dracunculiasis, is a parasitic infection caused by the Dracunculus medinensis worm. It is contracted when individuals consume water contaminated with water fleas harboring the larvae of the worm. Once inside the body, the worm matures and reproduces. After about a year, the female worm creates a painful blister in the skin, usually on the lower limbs, through which it slowly emerges over the course of weeks. The disease can cause severe pain, fever, nausea, and vomiting. While it is rarely fatal, complications like secondary bacterial infections can occur. The disease is considered a neglected tropical disease and efforts are ongoing to eradicate it worldwide.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guinea worm disease in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guinea worm disease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    So for diseases like elephantiasis, Guinea worm disease, schistosomiasis, the intestinal worms and trachoma, you can regularly treat people with safe, single dose drugs and then they never actually build up a worm load that could cause them problems.


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