ATLANTA (AP) - Cases of Guinea worm disease -- a horrifying
infection that culminates in worms coming out of a victim's skin --
have reached an all-time low worldwide, former U.S. President Jimmy
Carter announced Friday.
Only 4,410 cases were reported worldwide during the first ten
months of this year, all in six African countries. Nearly 80
percent were in Sudan, according to The Carter Center, the
disease-fighting nonprofit founded by Carter and his wife.
That total is a dramatic...Full Story