1921
Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

This paper presents a preliminary assessment of the geographic extent and estimates of the incidence and the population at risk of dracunculiasis in Africa. Nineteen countries are known to be affected, in a belt extending right across the northern part of the continent south of 18°N, and in east Africa extending almost to the equator. Annual incidence is estimated to be 3.32 million, and the at-risk population is approximately 120 million. These data provide an initial baseline on which the success of control measures now being initiated in Africa can be assessed.

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1987-07-01
2017-11-24
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  • Accepted : 23 Dec 1986

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