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Guinea worm wrap-up ; # 153, June 20, 2005
  • Published Date:
    June 20, 2005
  • Language:
    English
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Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    WHO Collaborating Center for Research, Training and Eradication of Dracunculiasis. ; Emory University. Carter Center ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Series:
    Guinea worm wrap-up ; # 153
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    The National Program Coordinator of Ghana's Guinea Worm Eradication Program (GWEP), Dr. Andrew Seidu-Korkor of the Ghana Health Service, reports that during January-May 2005, Ghana detected 2,263 cases of dracunculiasis, in 420 villages, which is a reduction of -56% from the 5,176 cases detected in Ghana during the same period of 2004 (Figure 1). 300 of the villages had indigenous cases. 98% of Ghana's cases in 2004 were reported from only 25 districts (Figures 2 and 3).

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