Disease

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Dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease): eradication without a drug or a vaccine, Gautam Biswas, Dieudonne P. Sankara, Junerlyn Agua-Agum and Alhousseine Maiga, June 2013.
Introduction:
Dracunculiasis is the first parasitic disease that has the potential to be eradicated without the need of drugs or vaccines. Since the parasite life cycle revolves around the host consuming the infected copepod in the water, the experimental designed was to focus on the introduction of water treatment educations into those tropical and subtropical areas.
Design and Strategies:
The eradication campaigns were also supported by many private and community partnership, and the strategy was to surveillance, provision of safe drinking water, vector control,
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Case Study:
John has come to the doctor office, report to have intense painful, burning sensation for a few days, and blister was observed under his right foot that was recently ruptured. A small, threadlike worm was observed. John told the doctor that he has been working in African tropical forest for almost 2 years, and was recently got transfer back to the United States. He also develop a fever, swelling, nausea and vomiting.
1. What is the most likely disease that John has gotten?
2. How did John get the disease?
3. What is the best treatment for the disease?
4. What are the steps that help prevent John from getting the disease when he travels back to Africa? Or is it possible that his body develop immunity against the disease that he does not have to worry about?
Brief summary for the brochure:
Dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease): eradication without a drug or a vaccine, Gautam Biswas, Dieudonne P. Sankara, Junerlyn Agua-Agum and Alhousseine Maiga, June 2013.
Dracunculiasis is one of the first parasitic diseases to be eradicated in the world without the need of drugs or vaccine. Since the only mode of transmission was through copepod vector in the water, proper educations for water treatment
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