The global atlas of podoconiosis

Deribe, Kebede, Cano, Jorge, Newport, Melanie J, Pullan, Rachel L, Noor, Abdisalan M, Enquselassie, Fikre, Murray, Christopher J L, Hay, Simon I, Brooker, Simon J and Davey, Gail (2017) The global atlas of podoconiosis. Lancet Global Health, 5 (5). e477-e479. ISSN 2214-109X

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Abstract

The world stands on the edge of an historic public health success with the imminent eradication of dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease) and polio. Since the World Health Assembly called for the eradication of dracunculiasis in 1986 and poliomyelitis in 1988, astonishing progress has been made. In 2016, only 25 human cases of dracunculiasis were reported from three countries, transmission of wild poliovirus was found in only three countries, and 37 cases of polio were reported worldwide. In addition to these achievements, there has been progress in the elimination of the little-known disease podoconiosis (endemic non-filarial elephantiasis).

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Global Health and Infection
Research Centres and Groups: Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research
Depositing User: Deborah Miller
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 11:50
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 07:21
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67394

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