Volume 90, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Two large, living worms were collected as they emerged from the lower limb of each of two persons in South Sudan. The worms were observed by staff of the South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program during surveillance activities in communities at-risk for cases of Guinea worm disease (dracunculiasis). The worms measured 7 and 8 cm in length and were identified as fourth-stage larvae of . This is the first report of such worms emerging from the skin; all five previous reports of human infection involved surgical removal of worms from the peritoneal cavity.


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  • Received : 01 Nov 2013
  • Accepted : 24 Nov 2013
  • Published online : 05 Feb 2014

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