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Guinea Worm Disease: Worldwide Case Totals

Guinea Worm Cases

Jan. 1 – Oct. 31, 2015


Reported Cases by Country

  • Chad: 9*
  • Ethiopia: 3*
  • Mali: 4*
  • South Sudan: 4*

Note: Additional reported cases are expected for 2015.

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 99.99 percent, with the vast majority of cases remaining in South Sudan.

In 2014, 126 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide.

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 126 Cases of Guinea Worm Worldwide in 2014
(En français) >

Last update: Nov. 17, 2015


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