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Guinea worm wrap-up ; # 234, June 24, 2015
  • Published Date:
    June 24, 2015
  • Language:
    English
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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.)
  • Description:
    South Sudan: 7 consecutive months with zero cases!!!!!!!

    The South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program (SSGWEP) recorded another month with zero cases of Guinea worm disease (GWD, dracunculiasis) in May 2015, extending its total number of consecutive months without a case of the disease to seven (Figure 1, Table 1). The most recent case of GWD in South Sudan was diagnosed in October 2014. This compares to 11 cases reported in South Sudan in January-May 2014. The Ministry of Health of South Sudan issued a press release with this good news on June 17, 2015. The WHO Collaborating Center for Research, Training and Eradication of Dracunculiasis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examined 87 specimens submitted by the SSGWEP for May and found none were Dracunculus medinensis. The SSGWEP convened the regular monthly meeting of its interagency Task Force in Juba on May 26th.

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