WHO Moves Guinea Worm Target Eradication Date To 2030 As Parasite Again Defies Elimination Efforts
NPR: The End Of Guinea Worm Was Just Around the Corner. Not Anymore
“Next year was supposed to be the end of the line for Guinea worm. … But that goal moved further out of reach [last] week, when the World Health Organization quietly revealed that it has moved its expected Guinea worm eradication date, which had been 2020, ahead a decade, to 2030. The change was first reported in Nature. … This isn’t the first time Guinea worm has defied its internationally designated expiration date: The first deadline was 1991 — then 2009, then 2015, then 2020…” (McDonnell, 10/4).
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