Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 7th, 2002
In 1989, 1 million people fell victim to Guinea worm. When the worms spewed a blistering acid from beneath the skin, victims were disabled by pain, fever and vomiting for several months. Often this meant farms would go untended and Guinea worm (dracunculiasis) became known as the "empty granary disease." But by...
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