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Guinea Worm On Track To Be Eliminated But Leaves History Of Large Disease Burden In Africa

VOA News: Research Reveals Huge Burden of Guinea Worm
“Guinea worm is on course to become the second human disease to be eradicated, after smallpox, thanks largely to intervention overseen by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Little was known about the infection for decades, as diseases like malaria took priority. However, previously unpublished research from the 1970s, released this month, shows the burden the disease has had on millions of people…” (Ridgwell, 4/12).

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