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Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Jan 16, 2016.
Heading for extinction... and good!
Sorry some images are graphic... but good news! The world gets a smidge better...
3.5 million case... to 22!
Did I do a thread on guinea worm on the old Opinion?
Am I a single-issue enthusiast? Guinea worm or death!
The Guinea worm is particularly hideous! Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Tut, tut; it has as much right as anything else to be alive.
Ethnic cleansing. I thought better of you @lanokia.
He probably belongs to that group which thinks that all traces of Smallpox virus of all types be destroyed.
The enemy of biodiversity. Shame!
I trust you two are joking yes?
Then I suggest you travel to Africa and campaign against the species eradication.
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.
Nah you're nowhere near that bad.
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.
Surprised it was never renamed the £1.05p worm.
The Carter Center gave the length of females as about 1m so maybe it should become the Euro Worm.