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With 22 Cases Recorded In 2015, Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Says Hope High For Guinea Worm Eradication

Associated Press: Jimmy Carter hopeful for Guinea worm eradication in Africa
“Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated, which would be the most exciting accomplishment of his career, although progress is hampered by ongoing conflict in Mali and South Sudan…” (Patinkin, 2/3).

BBC News: President Carter vs Guinea Worm
“…The Carter Center, which was set up by former President Jimmy Carter, said that [the 22 cases recorded in 2015] represented an 83 percent drop from the 126 cases reported [the previous year]…” (Mazumdar, 2/3).

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