The Peculiar Epidemiology of Dracunculiasis in Chad

@inproceedings{Eberhard2014ThePE,
  title={The Peculiar Epidemiology of Dracunculiasis in Chad},
  author={Mark L. Eberhard and Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben and Donald R. Hopkins and Corey L. Farrell and Fernand Toe and Adam Weiss and P. Craig Withers and M. Harley Jenks and Elizabeth A. Thiele and James A Cotton and Zahra Hance and Nancy Holroyd and Vitaliano A. Cama and Mahamat Ali Tahir and Tchonfienet Mounda},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2014}
}
Dracunculiasis was rediscovered in Chad in 2010 after an apparent absence of 10 years. In April 2012 active village-based surveillance was initiated to determine where, when, and how transmission of the disease was occurring, and to implement interventions to interrupt it. The current epidemiologic pattern of the disease in Chad is unlike that seen previously in Chad or other endemic countries, i.e., no clustering of cases by village or association with a common water source, the average number… CONTINUE READING
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