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Dracunculiasis eradication: Global surveillance summary, 2016

Friday, 19th of May 2017 Print

Dracunculiasis eradication: Global surveillance summary, 2016

In calendar 2016, guinea worm transmission was confirmed in three African countries, including Chad, where canine transmission continues. The continuing military conflict in South Sudan is a challenge to dracunculiasis elimination and to other public health programs.

Transmission in Gambella, close to South Sudan, poses potential problems of cross-border transmission.

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/255503/1/WER9220.pdf

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