Update: Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis, January 2007-June 2008

October 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/31/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 43, p1173
The article presents an update on the progress of the global dracunculiasis eradication program since January 2007. The disease remained an endemic only in places including Sudan, Ghana and Mali, at the end of December 2007. It can be prevented by filtering drinking water through a woven dry cloth, treating contaminated water with Abate larvicide and providing clean water from borehole or hand-dug wells, among others.


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