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What is dracunculiasis?

Dracunculiasis is an infection triggered by the roundworm Dracunculus medinensis. It can trigger painful, swollen and sore skin along with incapacitating arthritis. In the previous years, the condition is widespread in various parts of tropical Africa, India, Yemen and Pakistan. At the present, the number of cases has drastically reduced. How does it spread? An […]