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Guinea Worm Case Totals

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.

In 2015, 22 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide. The Carter Center updates the 2016 numbers below as they come available. These numbers are *provisional until certified.

Jan. 1 – Oct. 31, 2016

Worldwide Total:
19*

At a Glance: 2016 Reported Cases of Guinea Worm Disease by Country

Chad: 11*

Ethiopia: 3*

Mali: 0*

South Sudan: 5*

Note: Additional cases are expected in 2016.
These numbers are *provisional until certified.

Learn More

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 Only 22 People had Guinea Worm Disease in 2015 (En Français)

Learn more about the Center's work in each country.

Last update: Nov. 9, 2016

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