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close this book Opportunities for Control of Dracunculiasis (1982)
View the document Acknowledgments
View the document Preface
close this folder Overview of Dracunculiasis
View the document Etiology And Life Cycle
View the document Clinical Symptoms And Treatment
View the document Social And Economic Effects
View the document Control Measures
close this folder Recommendations
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View the document For International Or Bilateral Assistance Agencies
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View the document 1 Problem Assessment and Data Collection
View the document 2. Control Strategies
View the document 3 Program Monitoring and Evaluation
View the document References
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View the document Appendix


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