Guinea Worm (Dracunculiasis) Eradication Lecture


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July 15, 2005
Don Hopkins, Vice President, Health Programs for the Carter Center is introduced by Stan Foster, MD, MPH. His talk relates to the progress made in the eradication of dracunculiasis dracunculosis, or guinea worm disease. African countries and India, Pakistan, and Yemen [or 20 countries in Africa and Asia] were once all endemic, but now it has been narrowed down to Southern Sudan, Northern Ghana, Eastern Mali, Western Ethiopia and Pakistan. Pakistan was the first country to stop transmission. The basic operating principle is to identify cases and make sure they don't continue to transmit the disease.


The David J. Sencer CDC Museum at the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333


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