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Special Exhibit

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO: Defeating Disease

DATES: January 11 – December 16, 2017

The challenges of eradicating devastating diseases are enormous, but successful strategies can bring about enormous social and economic benefits. Opening at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum on Jan. 11, 2017, "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease" explores the factors that determine if a disease is eradicable – meaning that it can be wiped out completely – as well as the scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions.

Created by the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with The Carter Center, the exhibition uses stunning photography, videography, and artifacts to highlight several global efforts to fight infections, including the Carter Center-led campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease. The exhibition also highlights ongoing programs to eradicate polio; eliminate river blindness, lymphatic filariasis, and malaria; and the challenge to control other diseases.

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