Former U.S. President Carter Hopes To Witness Guinea Worm Eradication

The Economist: Going, going…
“…[Former U.S. President Jimmy] Carter says he hopes to outlive the last Guinea worm. Though he is now 91, that is a plausible ambition. All 22 of the worms that were recorded last year have now emerged, and are dead. It is therefore likely that Mali, Ethiopia, and South Sudan are now rid of the awful creature, though there needs to be a worm-free period of three years to be sure…” (2/6).

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