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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 2

Dracunculiasis cases reported, 1994*

Country Number of cases
Sudan 53,092
Nigeria 39,774
Niger 23,568
Uganda 10,409
Ghana 8,432
Burkina Faso 6,859
Mali 5,396
Togo 5,045
Mauritania 5,029
Cote d'Ivoire 4,700
Benin 3,440
Ethiopia 1,252
Chad 640
India 371
Senegal 186
Yemen 74
Kenya 37
Cameroon 30
Pakistan 0

*Provisional data reported to the World Health
Organization from countries completing national case searches or from active village-based surveillance.
Sudan's report to WHO includes cases reported by the Passive Surveillance System.

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