Notions and treatment of guinea worm in northern Ghana.

@article{Bierlich1995NotionsAT,
  title={Notions and treatment of guinea worm in northern Ghana.},
  author={B Bierlich},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={501-9}
}
  • B Bierlich
  • Published 1995 in Social science & medicine
Dracunculiasis, infection with Dracunculus medinensis or guinea worm, is widespread in the Northern Region of Ghana, where rural people drink from unprotected water sources such as ponds and small-scale dams. This paper discusses the results of an anthropological study of beliefs and practices concerning commonly occurring illnesses, such as infection with guinea worm (nierifu), in two rural Dagomba communities in the Northern Region of Ghana. The importance of knowing about local perceptions… CONTINUE READING