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Guinea worm wrap-up ; # 148, November 12, 2004
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    November 12, 2004
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    WHO Collaborating Center for Research, Training and Eradication of Dracunculiasis. ; Emory University. Carter Center ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
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    Sudan reduces cases by –62% in January-August 2004

    At the annual Program Review that was convened for the Sudan guinea Worm Eradication Program (SGWEP) in Entebbe, Uganda on November 1-2, representatives of the SGWEP announced that only 5,199 cases of dracunculiasis have been reported for January-August, 2004, from 1,684 villages, which is a reduction of –62% from the 13,779 cases that Sudan reported during the same months of 2003. Reporting rates were 74% of 4,656 villages in 2003 and 72% of 3,765 villages in 2004 (Figure 1) Onethird of the cases reported so far in 2004 were in newly accessed villages. For the first eight months of 2004, the SGWEP has had access to a total of 9,245 villages, of which 3,765 are “endemic” (reported one or more cases since January 2003); the remaining 5,480 villages are under surveillance. The six most endemic states reported 94% of all cases (Table 1), while 69% of cases were reported from only six locations: Terekeka (782 cases, in Bahr Al Jabal State), Tonj (713, Warab), Kapoeta (603, Eastern Equatoria), Ayod (577, Jongoli), Gogrial (541, Warab), and Wau (381, West Bahr Al Ghazal) (Figure 2).

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