Guinea worm disease eradication: a moving target

Publication date: 30 March–5 April 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10178Author(s): The Lancet
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Authors: Abstract In the report "Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis - January 2018-June 2019," on page 979, a sentence was omitted from the first paragraph. The paragraph should have read as follows. PMID: 31774742 [PubMed - in process]
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This report, based on updated health ministry data, describes progress to eradicate dracunculiasis during January 2018-June 2019 and updates previous reports (2,4,5). With only five countries currently affected by dracunculiasis (Angola, Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, and South Sudan), achievement of eradication is within reach, but it is challenged by civil unrest, insecurity, and lingering epidemiologic and zoologic questions. PMID: 31671082 [PubMed - in process]
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This report, based on updated health ministry data, describes progress to eradicate dracunculiasis during January 2018-June 2019 and updates previous reports.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Global Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Guinea Worm Disease [Dracunculiasis] Safe Water System Source Type: news
[WHO] A case of Guinea worm disease (GWD) was confirmed in Angola in June 2018. The case, an eight-year girl, hails from the Cunene Province in Angola, which borders Ohangwena and Omusati Regions in Namibia. In response, Angolan authorities, with WHO support, carried out further case searches in three southern provinces of the country, including Cunene. During the exercise, a suspected case was detected who, at the time of her illness, had travelled to Engela in Ohangwena Region for a wedding and was treated at
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Carter Center] Atlanta -Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million human cases annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia.
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We present here that house to house case searches offering services at POC are feasible and a potential tool for elimination and eradication programs nearing their end.
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This report, based on updated health ministry data (3), describes progress during January 2017-June 2018 and updates previous reports (1,4). In 2017, 30 cases were reported from Chad and Ethiopia, and 855 infected animals (mostly dogs) were reported from Chad, Ethiopia, and Mali, compared with 25 cases and 1,049 animal infections reported in 2016. During January-June 2018, the number of cases declined to three cases each in Chad and South Sudan and one in Angola, with 709 infected animals reported, compared with eight cases and 547 animal infections during the same period of 2017. With only five affected countries, the era...
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In August 2018, CDC noted an increased number of reports of patients having symptoms clinically compatible with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare condition characterized by rapid onset of flaccid weakness in one or more limbs and spinal cord gray matter lesions, compared with August 2017.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) CDC Organization Global Health Global Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Occupational Safety Public Health Suicide Guinea Worm Disease [Dracunculiasis] Source Type: news
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is a federal advisory committee that provides expert advice to the Director of CDC and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the form of recommendations on the use of vaccines and related agents for control of vaccine-preventable diseases in the U.S. civilian population.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) CDC Organization Global Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Occupational Safety Health Suicide Guinea Worm Disease [Dracunculiasis] Global Health Source Type: news
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