Nigeria. Credit: The Carter Center/E. Staub


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In the village of Ogi, Nigeria, a village volunteer inspects the length of a Guinea worm emerging from a man's calf. Nigeria was once the most Guinea worm-endemic country in the world reporting over 650,000 cases in 1988. With Carter Center support, Nigeria reported its last case of Guinea worm disease in November 2008.


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