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The other 'neglected' eradication programme: achieving the final mile for Guinea worm disease eradication?

Al-Awadi, A. R., Karam, M. V., Molyneux, David ORCID: and Breman, J. G. (2007) 'The other 'neglected' eradication programme: achieving the final mile for Guinea worm disease eradication?'. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 101, Issue 8, pp. 741-742.

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Guinea worm disease is one of two diseases targeted for eradication, the other being polio. Since the late 1980s, the number of new cases per year has been reduced from approximately one million to some 25 000 in 2006. However, there was an increase from 2005 owing to improved surveillance in Sudan and problems in Ghana. The International Commission argues that more resources are required to ensure that the goat of eradication is completed. Elimination of transmission throughout Asia has now been confirmed and the disease is now confined to a small number of African countries requiring increased efforts to achieve the global goat. (c) 2007 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dracunculiasis guinea worm eradication africa who
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Helminths. Annelida > QX 203 Nematoda
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WB Practice of Medicine > Medical Climatology > WB 710 Diseases of geographic areas
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 850 Nematode infections (General)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Disease Control Strategy Group
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Depositing User: Sarah Lewis-Newton
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2012 14:09
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:01


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