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Guinea worm (Dracunculiasis) eradication: update on progress and endgame challenges

Al-Awadi, A. R., Al-Kuhlani, A., Breman, J. G., Doumbo, O., Eberhard, M. L., Guiguemde, R. T., Magnussen, P., Molyneux, David ORCID: and Nadim, A. (2014) 'Guinea worm (Dracunculiasis) eradication: update on progress and endgame challenges'. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 108, Issue 5, pp. 249-251.

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The International Commission for the Certification of Dracunculiasis Eradication (ICCDE) met in December to review progress towards eradication. The status of the programme was presented by WHO and The Carter Center, Atlanta. The Commission received reports from international certification teams that Cote d'Ivoire, Niger and Nigeria were free of transmission and should be certified, while four countries, namely Chad, Ethiopia, Mali and South Sudan, remained endemic. The Commission certified that Somalia and South Africa were free of transmission. During 2013, there was a decline of about 78% in the numbers of cases reported in South Sudan. A report of the perplexing dracunculiasis epidemiology in Chad was also discussed, where dogs have been found to be infected with Dracunculus medinensis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Helminths. Annelida > QX 203 Nematoda
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 600 Insect control. Tick control
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 850 Nematode infections (General)
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
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Depositing User: Lynn Roberts-Maloney
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2015 09:40
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:10


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