Guinea Worm Pictures

By JJ Duncan on
Guinea Worm Disease (GWD) occurs when guinea worm larvae are ingested through drinking water. Over the course of about a year, a male and female guinea worm will breed inside of a host before the female creates a blister and starts to burrow out through the host's skin. Fortunately, Guinea Worm Disease is on the brink of eradication. While an estimated 3.5 million cases were reported in 20 countries in 1986, only 3,500 were reported in 2009, and the disease now affects only four countries...Read Full Story