28 Human Cases Of Guinea Worm Reported In 2018, Down From Previous Year

Carter Center: Guinea Worm Wanes to 28 Cases Globally; Ethiopia, Mali Report Zero Human Cases
Emily Staub, associate director and press liaison to health programs at the Carter Center, discusses the center’s leadership efforts to eradicate Guinea worm, noting, “Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017.” Staub also provides details on countries’ efforts to eradicate the disease and notes that Ethiopia and Mali reported zero human cases in 2018 (1/17).

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