Guinea worm disease may be eliminated within two years, former US president and anti-disease campaigner Jimmy Carter has said. It would be only the second time in human history that a disease had been completely wiped out, after smallpox. Carter says infections of the painful debilitating disease have dropped by 99 percent. Guinea worm has been found across Africa from Mali to Ethiopia with most current cases in Sudan. Only 4,410 cases were reported worldwide during the first ten months of this year, with 80 percent found in Sudan. (BBC)

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