- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Jimmy Carter was in Chicago, where the former president talked about his humanitarian organization’s efforts to eradicate the harmful guinea worm around the world.

Carter spoke Wednesday evening to several hundred people at the Publicity Club of Chicago’s annual awards ceremony. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1tKYMVg ) that Carter started discussing the large worm that invades human’s bodies. The 89-year-old former president said the worm isn’t “a pleasant thing to talk about.” At one point he stopped and said he wouldn’t “describe it because you just got through eating.”

Carter says it his Carter Center got involved in efforts to eradicate the worm nearly 30 years ago.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

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