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Join, the world's leading news Web site, for its major coverage of Southern Sudan's final struggle to wipe out Guinea worm disease. A parasitic infection, caused by a worm that can grow one-meter-long before it emerges from a patient's body, Guinea worm now affects just a few thousand people in four countries--Sudan, Ghana, Mali, and Ethiopia. Southern Sudan harbors the majority of cases of Guinea worm disease and, in early February, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter traveled to the region to urge for continued hard work to wipe out the disease once and for all. Go to >

Read the op-ed by Jimmy Carter: "Sudan Can Rid World of a Horrible Disease"

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