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Guinea Worm Eradication Efforts Hampered By Infections Among Dogs, Scientists Say

NPR: Why The World Isn’t Close To Eradicating Guinea Worm
“…[N]ow it looks like Guinea worm might not need people, says Mark Eberhard, a scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who just got back from Chad to assess the dog situation. ‘It looks like dogs can drive infections, too.’ And so to eradicate Guinea worm, the world has to wipe out the worm not only in people but also in dogs…” (Doucleff, 8/9).

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