Status for the period January–September 2014
19 cases from two villages have been reported in 2014 compared with 5 cases from three villages in 2013, 18 new cases reported in September 2014. 14 cases were reported from Tanzikratene village, Ansongo District, Gao Region and 5 cases reported from Nanguaye village, Ghourma Rharous, Tombouctou Region. Of the 19 cases, 15 cases were detected within 24 hours and contained. 3 cases contaminated water sources.
Tanzikratene village reported 3 cases in 2013, only two cases were contained. Nanguaye village reported to have a case in 2013 and it was reported to be contained.
During January to September 2014, 90 rumours were reported.
With the relative improvement of the security situation in the north of the country, the Malian Guinea-worm eradication programme is now taking steps to reinforce surveillance of the disease in those areas.
A nationwide cash reward of CFA 20 000 [about US$40] is offered for the voluntary reporting of dracunculiasis cases. Please report to the nearest health facility.
Summary for 2013
A total of 11 cases were reported from 8 villages in four districts in 2013:
- Ansongo District, Gao Region
- Agaitafa village (1 case)
- Banguir village (1 case)
- Kamgala village (1 case)
- Tanzikratene village (3 cases)
- Djenné District, Mopti Region
- Kouakourou village (1 case)
- Kidal District, Kidal Region
- Etambar village (2 cases)
- Iclahane village (1 case)
- G. Rharous district, Timbuktu Region
- Nanguaye village (1 case)
Of the 11 cases, 6 were adult males, 4 were adult females and 1 was a female child. A total of 7 cases (64%) were contained.
Of the 56 rumours that were reported and investigated in 2013, 55 (98%) were investigated within 24 hours; 7 cases were confirmed as dracunculiasis.