I'm not a guy, I'm a woman.
Sign that God doesnt care about us? (not for the squeemish).
It must be the work of Satan the Devil.
I'm at work, so i make my window small enough that i cant see avatars but only the texts. So i didnt even know who requested the pic @ ms jones :-p.
(or if you dont believe in god, specifically evolved to use humans).
exactly guy. exactly.
loved your run down too, btw.
let's just say that there are a lot of things in biology that make you stop and go "hmmm?" paleontology and anthropology are much more obvious in their implications. but genetics and biology, though more subtle, really rock you when you get thinking about them.
i mean, hell, i have no issues with freely admitting that i have been rocked.
Sounds like an urban legend to me.
Dracunculiasis, also known as guinea worm disease, is caused by the large female of the nematode Dracunculus medinensis, which emerges painfully and slowly from the skin, usually on the lower limbs. The disease can infect animals, and sustainable animal cycles occur in North America and Central Asia but do not act as reservoirs of human infection. The disease is endemic across the Sahel belt of Africa from Mauritania to Ethiopia, having been eliminated from Asia and some African countries. It has a significant socioeconomic impact because of the temporary disability that it causes. Dracunculiasis is exclusively caught from drinking water, usually from ponds. A campaign to eradicate the disease was launched in the 1980s and has made significant progress. The strategy of the campaign is discussed, including water supply, health education, case management, and vector control. Current issues including the integration of the campaign into primary health care and the mapping of cases by using geographic information systems are also considered. Finally, some lessons for other disease control and eradication programs are outlined.