11 November 2014 | Geneva –– From January until the end of September 2014, WHO has received reports of 101 confirmed cases of dracunculiasis (also known as guinea-worm disease).
Improved contact with some previously inaccessible endemic areas in Mali are uncovering a number of cases.
From January to September 2014, Mali alone has reported 19 cases compared with 11 in 2013.
101cases compared with 120 cases for the same months in 2013, a decrease of 16%Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–August 2014
Total number of cases in 2013
148cases reported during 2013, compared with 542 in 2012, a decrease of 73%Analysis of situation and trends
Endemic countries in 2014
4endemic countries (Chad, Ethiopia, Mali and South Sudan) compared with 20 in 1990Certification