Dracunculiasis

Links and resources

Resources

WER specific references

The Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) serves as an essential instrument for the rapid and accurate dissemination of epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance, including emerging or re-emerging infections.

An electronic bilingual English/French version of the WER is accessible every Friday and can be downloaded free of charge. http://www.who.int/wer/en/

2014–2013

Other important technical documents

GW in the news!

27 June 2013 | Geneva
Dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease): eradication without a drug or a vaccine, Phil Trans R Soc B 368: 20120146 (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society)

©Sankara D. WHO/NTD<br />Treating patient with emerging worm in Ethiopia

23 May 2013 | Geneva
A bilingual informative brochure which provides a snapshot of progress being made in eradicating dracunculiasis
Winding up the Worm

Poster [5Mb] English | French