Guinea worms

Guinea worms

You can pick up Guinea worms by walking around barefoot in stagnant water. They grow to size in your abdomen and then move their way around your body until it feels like they are slowly burrowing through your skin. They then emerge through a blister in the skin about a year after the infection. Then worm then is removed over the course of a few weeks by rolling it over a stick. They can grow up to a meter long.

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