Dracunculiasis eradication: the final inch.

  title={Dracunculiasis eradication: the final inch.},
  author={Donald R. Hopkins and Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben and Philip J Downs and P. Craig Withers and James H. Maguire},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={73 4},
This report summarizes the status of the Dracunculiasis Eradication Program as of early 2005. Nine of the 20 countries that were endemic for this disease when the program began have already interrupted transmission, Asia is free of Guinea worm, and five of the remaining disease-endemic countries reported less than 50 cases each in 2004. Ghana and Sudan each reported 45% of the 16,026 cases in 2004. Except for Sudan, whose reports are delayed, cases in the remaining disease-endemic countries… CONTINUE READING