Amid the Covid clamour, another disease is quietly being conquered

Guinea worm cases fell 50% last year despite the pandemic and campaigners credit community-led efforts for the success

02 May 2021 - 19:05 By Emeline Wuilbercq

Okello Aballa Ognum regularly has to walk deep into the jungles of southwestern Ethiopia to treat the water ponds that harbour a debilitating parasitic disease.

Painstakingly, he measures the water volume to determine how much chemical treatment to use against copepods, the tiny water fleas that carry the Guinea worm larvae...

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