There were 3.5 million Guinea worm cases in 1986. Today there are 25.
This is astounding progress, and a testament to what can be achieved with concerted, collaborative effort. But it doesn't
We stand at the ready, eager to jump in when science needs our help to cure our disease.
Mepron, a thick liquid antimicrobial drug used to treat Babesia and malaria, as well as a fungal infection called Pneumocystitis
Nevertheless, one thing I knew I was safe from in the U.S. was parasites -- parasites! You have to be living in a rainforest or alongside the Nile to get those, right? So wrong.
To be honest, I never felt like it was brave thing to do -- share my life story about physical and mental illness; it just felt right. My only outlet was theater, and it felt like the only way I could express the angst, anger and sadness I had been feeling about my life.