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23 Jun 2008 description
report Carter Center

The countdown to complete elimination of Guinea worm disease is ticking closer to zero. Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo now have joined the list of countries reporting an end to transmission of the disease. The Carter Center leads the international coalition fighting the disease.

No Guinea worm disease was reported in each of the four countries since 2006. In a ceremony in early April, former President Jimmy Carter honored the nations for their success in eliminating the disease.