How Do You Get Rid of Guinea Worm? Center

There is no medication to treat guinea worm disease or a vaccine to prevent infection. Treatment can only begin when the wound is formed on the skin and the adult worm emerges through it. Treatment involves removing the worm manually by a healthcare professional. When a part of the worm begins to emerge out of the wound, a stick is placed around the wound. Read more: How Do You Get Rid of Guinea Worm? Article


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