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South Sudan Eliminates Guinea Worm

Guinea worm disease in South Sudan has been brought to a halt, says the country’s health minister. Dr. Riek Gai Kok made the announcement Wednesday at the Carter Center headquarters in the southern U.S. state of Georgia, noting zero cases of Guinea worm disease have been reported in the country for the past 15 months. “We don’t have the illusion that the job is finished,” Kok said. “We are not going to be complacent, we are going to redouble our efforts to step up our surveillance...

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