Sarah Zhang wrote about it for the Atlantic: a decades-long scientific operation in Central America that keeps flesh-eating screw worms effectively eradicated from every country north of Panama.
Sarah tells the story of the science behind the effort, and the man who came up with it.
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This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Berly McCoy.
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