Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 19th, 2004
In 2003, substantial progress was made by the global program to eradicate dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease), a disabling parasitic disease that affects some of the world's poorest people. The program has achieved a 99% reduction in the incidence of the disease from an estimated 3.5 million cases in 20 countries in 1986, when the program began, to 32,193 cases in 12 African countries by the end of 2003.
This progress reflects the collaboration of the Carter Center, the...
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