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Eliminating the Guinea worm

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Air date: January 26, 2014


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Interview: Donald Hopkins, M.D., vice president of health programs, Carter Center.

Donald Hopkins, M.D.,helped eradicate smallpox. Now he is close to eliminating the ancient Guinea worm, a parasitic infection that is spread by drinking water contaminated with water fleas. “Sound Medicine” host Anne Ryder speaks with Dr. Hopkins about the Guinea worm and the Carter Center’s efforts to eliminate them.

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