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Guinea worm wrap-up ; # 237, November 17, 2015
  • Published Date:
    November 17, 2015
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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:
    Detect Every Case! Contain Every Worm! Trace Every Source!

    83% case reduction worldwide in January-October

    Only 20 cases of Guinea worm disease (40% contained) were reported worldwide in January-October 2015 compared to 115 cases (71% contained) reported during the same period of 2014 (Figure 1). This is a provisional reduction of 83%. Zero cases were reported worldwide in January and again in September 2015. So far this year Chad has reported 9 cases (0 contained), South Sudan 4 cases (2 contained), Mali 4 cases (3 contained), and Ethiopia 3 cases (3 contained). Specimens from two cases (1 each in Ethiopia and Mali) have not yet been confirmed in the laboratory.

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