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Erik S. Lesser for The New York Times

Antoinette St. Fab, left, and her mother, Marie Denise Bernard, in Léogane, Haiti. Their swollen legs are a symptom of lymphatic filariasis.

On the Brink

Two of a series of five articles about diseases - guinea worm and lymphatic filariasis - that are extinct in the developed world but stubbornly persistent in some poor nations. As the diseases hover on the brink of eradication, doctors and scientists face daunting obstacles as they struggle to finish the job, wrote The New York Times. 
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