Horrifying Parasitic Illness Reaches All-Time Low

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
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