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Dracunculiasis eradication: and now, Sudan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12452497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper summarizes the status of the global dracunculiasis eradication campaign as of early 2002. Of the 20 countries that were endemic when the campaign began, seven have already interrupted transmission, four countries reported less than 100 cases each, and only five countries reported more than 1,000 cases each in 2001. Only 14,000 cases remained outside Sudan in 2001. Sudan reported 78% of all cases of dracunculiasis in 2001, and virtually all of Sudan's cases were in the southern states, where the long-standing civil war limits accessibility to endemic areas. A political settlement of the war is now urgently needed, since it will be impossible to complete the eradication of dracunculiasis without peace in Sudan.
Authors:
Donald R Hopkins; Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben; Nwando Diallo; P Craig Withers; James H Maguire
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-27     Completed Date:  2002-12-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-22     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Global 2000 Program of The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30307, USA. exr1@cdc.gov
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Dracunculiasis / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Health Education / organization & administration
Humans
Sudan / epidemiology
War

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