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After 30 years of sustained effort, President Jimmy Carter's humanitarian work finds world on cusp of eradicating Guinea worm disease.

"For the past 30 years, Jimmy Carter has waged war on the Guinea worm, a parasite that infects people who drink water contaminated with its larvae. Carter’s first encounter with the worm was in the late 1980s during a trip to a small village in Ghana, where more than two-thirds of inhabitants were infected." -- Nicholas St. Fleur, the Atlantic

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