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Guinea Worm Infections Among Dogs Could Foil Eradication Efforts, Researchers Say

Nature: Dogs Thwart Effort to Eradicate Guinea Worm
“…Researchers and officials strongly suspect that dogs are spreading [Guinea worm] to humans; now the race is on to understand how this might happen, as well as how dogs acquire the infection in the first place. The World Health Organization is unlikely to declare Guinea worm eradicated until the parasite has stopped spreading in dogs, says [David Molyneaux, a parasitologist at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine], who is part of the commission that will make that decision…” (Callaway, 1/5).

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