THE GUINEA WORM
By : Shelton Lewis
Where Does it Live?????
The guinea worm comes from drinking unfiltered water harboring larvae-infected fleas. Only four countries reported local Guinea worm disease in 2012. These countries were Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, and South Sudan. In the human body it resides in the leg or foot area.
How Do They Reproduce??? How big do They Get???
What are the Guinea Worms Host of Choice????
what is an adaptation of the Guinea Worm???
What does the Guinea Worm feed on???
About one year after the infection, an agonizingly painful blister forms - 90% of the time on the lower leg – and one or more worms emerge accompanied by a burning sensation.
To soothe the burning pain, patients often immerse the infected area in water.
Guinea-worm disease does not kill, but infected people become non-functional for months.
During the transmission season, contaminated ponds can be treated with the larvicide temephos which kills the infective water fleas.