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17 Feb 2011 description
  • Guinea worm disease endemic in just three countries

    * 1,800 cases remain, mostly in South Sudan

    * Eradication of disease in a few years -Jimmy Carter

    By Matthew Bigg

    ATLANTA, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Nigeria has halted transmission of Guinea worm disease, bringing closer the moment when a disease is eradicated from the planet for just the second time in history, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday.

    Read the full article on Reuters

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