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Don’t Miss “Foul Water Fiery Serpent” On PBS This Month!

“Foul Water Fiery Serpent,” a documentary feature film that follows dedicated health workers — including  Carter Center staff and national health partners, as well as former U.S. President Jimmy Carter — engaged in a final battle to eradicate Guinea worm disease in Africa, will air on American Public Television stations nationwide beginning April 1. This film can be painful to watch in some parts but it chronicles a vital program that is near and dear to President Carter and has made huge strides towards eradication. As a councilor for The Carter Center I am so proud of the work these brave men and women have accomplished! But on top of that my amazingly talented brother, Rhett, worked on this documentary as a cinematographer. Congratulations Rhett!

More information about “Foul Water Fiery Serpent”

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  1. [...] Don’t Miss “Foul Water Fiery Serpent” on PBS This Month Few know about Guinea worm disease and the havoc it’s wreaked in Africa. For thousands of years, the Guinea worm parasite has caused disabling pain, infecting people who drink water contaminated with the worm’s larvae. After growing inside the victim for a year, the adult worm — up to three feet long — emerges from the body through an agonizing skin blister that can incapacitate and cripple. The disease spreads when blisters are immersed in water and the worm releases its larvae, continuing its life cycle. My sincerest apologies if your appetite for lunch has vanished. [...]

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