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Guinea Worm Case Totals

  • Photo of a child drinking from a pipe filter.

    Pipe filters, individual filtration devices worn around the neck, work like a straw, allowing people to filter their water to avoid contracting Guinea worm disease while away from home. (Carter Center/L. Gubb)

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 at least 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Today, that number has been reduced by more than 99.99%.

Reported Global Cases:
Guinea Worm Disease in Humans
Jan. 1 – Dec. 31
Jan. 1 – March 31
14* 0*
Reported Cases by Country:
Guinea Worm Disease in Humans
Country 2023
Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
Jan. 1 - March 31
Angola 0* 0*
Cameroon 1* 0*
Central African Republic 1* 0*
Chad 9* 0*
Ethiopia 0* 0*
Mali 1* 0*
South Sudan 2* 0*

*Note: 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 >

Latest News: Update: 14 Human Cases of Guinea Worm Reported in 2023

Last update: April 16, 2024

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