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South Sudan Records 5 Guinea Worm Cases In 2015, 90% Drop Over 2014

Agence France-Presse: Flesh-burrowing worm nearly ‘eradicated from South Sudan’
“… ‘South Sudan is on the verge of eliminating guinea worm disease,’ South Sudan Minister of Health Riek Gai Kok said in a statement, after workers recorded just five cases last year, a more than 90 percent drop from 2014, when 70 cases were recorded — the highest number globally…” (1/8).

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