Guinea Worm Eradication Threatened by Dog Infections

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The campaign to eradicate Guinea Worm (a nasty human parasite) has been almost successful in eliminating human infections.
However, new infections are turning up in dogs, an animal reservoir that would make control much more difficult.
NY Times article here.
 
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So many years of hard work, and finally this! I think all dogs in the previously infected areas have to be quarantined as soon as possible. Even other animals like poultry animals have to be examined for infections. Immediate measures may help in preventing the spread of the worm in other animals.
 

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