Stories: The Fiery Serpent: dicampo_gw_004

A young girl with Guinea worm disease is bandaged in a Guinea Worm Case Containment Center in Wantugu. Guinea worm patients go through a daily bandaging routine that involves unwrapping the bandage from the day before, tugging the worm a few milimeters a day to remove it, and then applying a new bandage. The girl resisted the painful process so violently that it took three adults to hold her down.

A young girl with Guinea worm disease is bandaged in a Guinea Worm Case Containment Center in Wantugu. Guinea worm patients go through a daily bandaging routine that involves unwrapping the bandage from the day before, tugging the worm a few milimeters a day to remove it, and then applying a new bandage. The girl resisted the painful process so violently that it took three adults to hold her down.