Diseases & National Health Programme
Which of the following is true regarding dracunculiasis: (AIIMS June 10)
|A||It is spread by vector|
|C||Man is the intermediate host|
|D||Disease has been eradicated from world|
Dracunculiasis is a vector-borne parasitic disease. Man acquires infection by drinking water containing cyclops harboring the infective stages of parasite. The adult parasite inhabits the subcutaneous tissue mainly in the legs. India has been declared free of guinea worm disease. Asia is now free of the disease since February 2000. The main endemic areas of the disease are Sudan, Ghana and Nigeria.