South Sudan reports zero cases of guinea-worm disease for seventh consecutive month

Guinea-worm disease eradication: community awareness campaign, South Sudan, 2015

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.

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January–May 2015

5cases compared with 17 cases for the same month in 2014

Monthly 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 1990


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