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Volume 1, Number 2—April 1995

Dispatch

Progress Toward the Eradication of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease): 1994

Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben, Donald R. Hopkins, Trenton K. Ruebush, and Robert L. Kaiser
Author affiliations: Global 2000 Project, The Carter Center of Emory, University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
*National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Dracunculiasis cases reported, 1990*

Country Number of cases
Nigeria 394,082
Ghana 117,034
Burkina Faso 42,187
Benin 37,414
Mauritania 8,036
India 4,798
Togo 3,042
Cameroon 742
Pakistan 160
Chad+ -
Cote d'Ivoire+ -
Ethiopa+ -
Kenya+ -
Mali+ -
Niger+ -
Senegal+ -
Sudan+ -
Uganda+ -
Yemen+ -

*Cases reported to the World Health organization from countries completing national case searches or from active village-based surveillance.
+No information available at this time.

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