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India eradicates guinea worm disease

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7236.668/b (Published 11 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:668
  1. Rohit Sharma
  1. Mumbai, India

    India and other countries of the South East Asian region have officially been certified as free of guinea worm disease (dracunculiasis) by the World Health Organization (WHO). This is the second disease to be eradicated from the region—smallpox was the first.

    The 4th International Commission for Certification of Dracunculiasis Eradication gave its clearance mainly on the …

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