Dracunculiasis: South Sudan records lowest number of cases
4 December 2013 -- Strong political will, increased vector control measures, tighter surveillance and prompt reporting have contributed to reaching the lowest number of dracunculiasis *also known as guinea-worm disease cases in South Sudan - the hotspot of transmission over the past few years.
Only 10 cases were reported from there in September 2013, bringing to a total of 108 reported cases in South Sudan since 1 January 2013.
During the same period in 2012, 502 cases were reported in South Sudan.
Cases reported to WHO: January–September 2013
129compared with 522 cases for the same period in 2012, a decrease of 75%Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases January–September 2013
Total number of cases in 2012
542cases reported during 2012, compared with 1058 in 2011, a decrease of 49%Analysis of situation and trends
Endemic countries in 2012
4 countriesendemic countries (Chad, Ethiopia, Mali and South Sudan) compared with 20 in 1990Certification