2018 Month : March Volume : 5 Issue : 14 Page : 1275-1278
N. N. Murali1
Dr. N. N. Murali,
Kottarakara, Kollam, Kerala.
PRESENTATION OF THE CASE
Guinea worm infection is one of the most easily preventable parasitic disease, but it is nevertheless a common cause of disability in rural areas of Africa, south-west Asia, and India. Infection occurs when drinking water is infested with infected cyclops, a microcrustacean. Worms up to 70-80 cm in length develop in the subcutaneous tissues of the feet or legs and larvae are liberated to renew the cycle when an infected individual, steps into a well or pond from which others draw drinking water.