Definition of Guinea worm disease
- Guinea worm disease is a parasitic infection known as dracunculiasis that can be prevented by boiling or filtering drinking water through a finely woven cloth.
- —Lawrence K. Altman
- Akoon, like other sufferers, contract guinea worm disease by drinking from stagnant water infested with a flea called cyclops, which swallows but cannot digest guinea worm larvae.
- —Tom Maliti