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One of the most devastating diseases around the world is Dracunculiasis (also known as Guinea Worm Disease). Although this disease can be very devastating, people who obtain it go almost a year with no symptoms. When symptoms do occur they can range from a slight fever to nausea and rashes. A blister starts to form as well when a person is infected. The blister is located on the lower body in 80%-90% of all cases. Although removing the worm may be a solution, it is actually a very painful process. However, if the worm breaks in the removal process severe inflammation can emerge as the dead worm degrades inside the person.
For more on Guinea Wormd Disease: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/guineaworm/disease.html