TWiP 37: Dracunculiasis

TWiP 37: Dracunculiasis

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Vincent and Dickson discuss the life cycle and pathogenesis of Dracunculus medinensis, the filarial nematode that causes dracunculiasis, or Guinea worm disease.

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Dracunculus emerging from foot (jpg)
Dracunculus medinensis life cycle (jpg)
Guinea worm - WHO
Guinea worm eradication - The Carter Center
War against Guinea worm (YouTube)
Caduceus vs staff of Asclepius
Vincent and Dickson - the dogs (jpg)
Letters read on TWiP 37

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