When Jimmy Carter announced last month that he has been diagnosed with brain cancer, the 90-year-old former president stated that it is his dying wish to see the last guinea worm die before he does. He may well get his wish. When the last guinea worm dies, it will be just the third disease humans have eradicated.
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