TITLE

Renewed Transmission of Dracunculiasis -- Chad, 2010

AUTHOR(S)
Djidina, Mathias R.; Guialoungou, Hassan; Dono, Baba Brahim; Ngarhor, Neloumta; Padjaïna, Miyara; Biswas, Gautam; Sankara, Dieudonné; Maiga, Alouseini; Djimrassengar, Honoré; Roy, Sharon L.; El Bcheraoui, Charbel; Walldorf, Jenny A.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/10/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 22, p744
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the transmission of dracunculiasis, a Guinea worm disease, in Chad in 2010. During the year, a total of ten cases were confirmed by the Chad Ministry of Public Health and the World Health Organization (WHO). Dracunculiasis is transmitted through drinking unsafe stagnant water contaminated by copepods with Dracunculus medinensis larvae. Details of the results of an investigation on dracunculiasis outbreak among sedentary and nomadic population are presented.
ACCESSION #
62287473

 

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