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The end of the line for guinea worm

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 28 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1345

In 1986 an estimated 3.5 million people worldwide were infected with guinea worm. Twenty years later that figure has fallen to about 25 000, thanks to a global eradication campaign pioneered by former US president Jimmy Carter. Now …

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