Guinea Worm May Soon Be Eradicated

April 11, 2017 09:39 PM
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Guinea worm is on course to become the second human disease to be eradicated, after smallpox, thanks largely to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Little was known about the infection for decades, as diseases like malaria took priority. But previously unpublished research from the 1970s, released this month, shows the burden the disease has had on millions of people.