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Death to the guinea worm!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Heading for extinction... and good!
    InkyP, BelleDuJour and Duke of York like this.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Sorry some images are graphic... but good news! The world gets a smidge better...

    3.5 million case... to 22!

  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Did I do a thread on guinea worm on the old Opinion?

    Am I a single-issue enthusiast? Guinea worm or death!
  4. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    The Guinea worm is particularly hideous! Good riddance to bad rubbish.
  5. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Tut, tut; it has as much right as anything else to be alive.
  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    racroesus likes this.
  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    He probably belongs to that group which thinks that all traces of Smallpox virus of all types be destroyed.
  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Very likely.

    The enemy of biodiversity. Shame!
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I trust you two are joking yes?
  10. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I'm not.
  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Then I suggest you travel to Africa and campaign against the species eradication.
  12. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Crikey, I just had a 'moment'.

    Dracunculiasis. Otherwise known as GWD.

    Almost misread that. I known I'm not universally popular but I don't see myself as a blight on the surface of the earth.
  13. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I laughed...

    Nah you're nowhere near that bad.
  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I can do it from here. The parasite has various hosts according to my very old copy of Cheng.
    Fret not! The eradication, according to the Carter Centre, is about preventing the infection of people by filtering drinking water and keeping people with emerging worms away from water sources. There is no medicine or inoculation, apparently, so the Guinea Worm is safe even though it is losing its human host.
    I can live with that.
  15. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Surprised it was never renamed the £1.05p worm.
    lanokia likes this.
  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    The Carter Center gave the length of females as about 1m so maybe it should become the Euro Worm.

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