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Guinea worms are three-foot-long worms that mate in your abdomen and squirt larvae out of a hole in your foot. Luckily, they're almost extinct.
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The Carter Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program
http://www.cartercenter.org/health/guinea_worm/index.html

Life cycle, socioeconomic impact, and eradication initiative
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC118073/

Credits:

Host, Animator, Editor
Anna Rothschild

Writer
Eleanor Nelsen

DP, Sound, Intern Extraordinaire
Kristen Clark

Images of Worm Extractions and Water Filtration
©The Carter Center
http://www.cartercenter.org/index.html

Dragon
Chaney Trotter
http://chaneytrotter.com/

Star of Life
Wikimedia Commons/EMS

Music: Cool As A Cucumber
Audio Network

SFX

Cockroaches
Freesound/StateAardvark
(used with permission from author)

Squeak Pack/squeak_10
Freesound/Corsica_S

Swishes
Freesound/Pogotron

Produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios

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