Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 2nd, 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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