Fighting the Scourge of the Guinea Worm

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Bad Water
Guinea worm is a parasite that is contracted by drinking contaminated water. The disease is spread when an infected person comes in contact with the water, where the worm lays its eggs. In Wantugu, where water in the dry season comes only from pools formed by small dams, like the one above, the parasite spreads quickly.

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