Dracunculiasis

Chad

Status for the period January–May 2015

As of May 2015, a cumulative total of 4 cases were reported from four villages in four districts and three regions:

Chari Baguirmi
  • Dourbali District
    • Mourgoum village (1 case)
Moyen Chari Region
  • Kyabé
    • Marabé I village (1 case)
  • Danamadji
    • Maicomb village (1 case)
Mayo Kebbi East Region
  • Guelendeng District
    • Diginali Mesquin Labaude village (1 case)

During January–May 2015, 562 rumours were reported, of which 99% were investigated within 24 hours.

Since 2009, a nationwide cash reward of CFA 50 000 [about US$ 100] has been offered for the voluntary reporting of dracunculiasis cases. People are requested to report to the nearest health facility.

Summary for 2014

A cumulative total of 13 cases were reported from 11 villages in 2014, compared with 14 cases from 10 villages in 2013.

Chari Baguirmi Region
  • Bousso district
    • Miskilla-Boti (1 case)
    • Yadjime village (1 case)
  • Mandalia District
    • Kalam Kalam village (1 imported case)
Mayo Kebbi Est Region
  • Bongor District
    • Bongor town (1 imported case)
  • Guelendeng district
    • Nanguigoto village (1 case)
Moyen Chari Region
  • Sarh District
    • Kira village (1 case)
    • Maimou village (2 cases)
  • Kyabe District
    • Massa Kabba (1 case)
    • Moudjougoussou (1 case)
Mandoul Region
  • Moissala District
    • Lapia (2 cases)
Salamat Region
  • Haraze District
    • Am-Bissirigne (1 case)

Chad has been experiencing an unusual occurrence whereby a larger number of dracunculiasis infections are being reported in dogs than in humans in the same at-risk areas. The phenomenon was first reported in 2012.

During 2014, 1723 rumours were reported, of which 96% were investigated within 24 hours. A total of 11 rumours were confirmed as guinea worm disease in the non-active surveillance areas, and 2 rumours were confirmed as guinea-worm disease in active surveillance areas.

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Last update:

16 July 2015 12:28 CEST