U.N. WHO Pushes Back Target Date For Guinea Worm Eradication From 2020 To 2030
Nature: Exclusive: Battle to wipe out debilitating Guinea worm parasite hits 10 year delay
“A few years ago, it looked like humanity was about to wipe a debilitating parasitic disease off the face of the Earth. But the long road to eradicating Guinea worm just got a whole lot longer. Faced with evidence of previously unknown routes of transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) has quietly pushed back the target date for stamping out the disease from 2020 to 2030…” (Roberts, 9/30).
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