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Mali Eliminates Guinea Worm Disease, According To Government Figures, Carter Center

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Mali eradicates Guinea worm in global milestone against parasitic disease
“Mali has eliminated Guinea worm disease bringing the world a step closer to eradicating the debilitating parasitic disease that is now only endemic in three African countries, the U.S.-based Carter Center said, citing provisional government figures. Guinea worm afflicted 3.5 million people 30 years ago but is now only endemic in South Sudan, Chad, and Ethiopia, where there were 16 reported cases last year, according to the organization…” (Zweynert, 1/11).