13 July 2015 | Geneva –– The historic decline in number of guinea-worm cases continues, with a total of only 5 cases reported to the World Health Organization until the end of May, this year.
Strong surveillance by South Sudan’s national Guinea-worm Eradication Programme has resulted in zero cases for the 7th consecutive month.
5cases compared with 17 cases for the same month in 2014Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–May 2015
Total number of cases in 2014
126cases reported during 2014, compared with 148 in 2013, a decrease of 15%Analysis of situation and trends
Endemic countries in 2015
4endemic countries (Chad, Ethiopia, Mali and South Sudan) compared with 20 in 1990Certification