A 25-year-old campaign to rid the world of Guinea worm disease has written 2 more success stories. The Atlanta-based Carter Center announced recently that eradication efforts have halted transmission of the parasitic disease, also known as dracunculiasis, in Nigeria and Niger.
Worms emerge from a painful blister and can take several weeks to fully extract. Eradication programs have dramatically reduced cases in Africa and Asia.
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Children read about Guinea worm disease, also known as dracunculiasis, after a 2007 outbreak in Ghana.
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