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Dracunculiasis | Guinea-worm diseas - Glossary

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Eradication: Complete elimination of a disease from all countries in the world e.g. small pox

Transmission: Spread of infectious disease from one person/animal to another

Life cycle: Series of developmental changes occurring in an organism from its birth till it attains the reproductive stage

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Endemic: Presence of disease in a given population or community at all times

Blister: A localized swelling of the skin containing fluid

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