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Guinea Worm Disease: Worldwide Case Totals

Guinea Worm Cases Left
in the World

Jan. 1 – Nov. 21, 2014


Reported Cases by Country

  • Chad: 11
  • Ethiopia: 2
  • Mali: 32
  • South Sudan: 77

Note: Additional reported cases are expected in 2014.

Summary of Carter Center Guinea Worm Eradication Efforts

When The Carter Center began leading the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million cases in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Today, that number has been reduced by more than 99.9 percent, with the vast majority of cases remaining in South Sudan.

In 2013, 148 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide, the vast majority in South Sudan.

For the official monthly updates on the Carter Center's reporting of Guinea worm disease cases, read Guinea Worm Wrap-Up >

Press release: Carter Center Announces 148 Cases of Guinea Worm Worldwide in 2013
(En français) >

Last update: Nov. 21, 2014

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