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Guinea Worm Nears Extinction

NPR: Going, Going, Almost Gone: A Worm Verges On Extinction
“…The world is closer than ever to wiping the [Guinea worm] parasite off the face of the Earth. There were only 17 cases of Guinea worm in the first five months of this year, the Carter Center reported Monday. That’s a 75 percent reduction from this time last year, when 68 people reported infections…” (Doucleff, 7/8).