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Progress toward global eradication of dracunculiasis, 2002-2003.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15385918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In 1986, when the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution calling for the eradication of dracunculiasis (i.e., Guinea worm disease), an estimated 3.5 million cases occurred in 20 countries, and 120 million persons were at risk for the disease. This report describes the status of the global dracunculiasis eradication program (DEP) as of the end of 2003. The findings indicate substantial overall progress towards eradication in 2003 compared with 2002, a major reduction in cases in Sudan, and an increase in cases in Ghana. Further progress will require 1) increased surveillance in all areas in which dracunculiasis is endemic or was previously endemic, 2) access to areas that lack security, and 3) concentrated efforts in Sudan once peace is achieved.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1545-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-23     Completed Date:  2004-09-24     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  871-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Descriptor/Qualifier:
Dracunculiasis / epidemiology*,  prevention & control*
Humans
World Health*

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