Mali eradicates Guinea worm in global milestone against parasitic disease
7 monthes ago - By Reuters
LONDON - Mali has eliminated Guinea worm disease bringing the world a step closer to eradicating the debilitating parasitic disease that is now only endemic in three African countries, the U.S.-based Carter Center said, citing provisional government figures.
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Disease That Causes 3-Foot Worm To Grow In Body Eliminated From Mali
7 monthes ago - By The Huffington Post
FormerPresident Jimmy Carter is close to checking off a major bucket-list item: ending a horrific and ancient disease.
Together with his eponymous foundation, Carter, 92, announced on Wednesday that dracunculusm, known as Guinea worm disease, has been eliminated from Mali and that there were just 25 reported cases in three African countries last year. Through its partnerships and community programs, the Carter Center has played a key role in the disease's decline.
The disease is contracted through drinking contaminated water that contains larvae, which mature and mate in the body. The male...
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