Dracunculiasis

Chad

Status for the period January–September 2014

One new case was reported for the month of September 2014, making a cumulative total of 11 cases reported from 10 villages in 2014. During the same period in 2013, 9 cases were reported from 9 villages in Chad:

Chari Baguirmi
  • Bousso district
    • Miskilla-Boti (1 case)
    • Yadjime village (1 case)
  • Mandalia District
    • Kalam kalam village (1 imported case)
Moyen Chari Region
  • Sarh District
    • Kira village (1 case)
    • Maimou village (2 cases)
  • Kyabe District
    • Massa Kabba (1 case)
    • Moudjougoussou (1 case)
Mayo Kebbi East Region
  • Guelendeng District
    • Nanguigoto village (1 case)
  • Bongor District
    • Bongor town (1 imported case)
Salamat Region
  • Haraze District
    • Am-Bissirigne (1 case)

Chad has been experiencing an unusual occurrence whereby a larger number of dracunculiasis infections are being reported in dogs than in humans in the same at-risk areas. The phenomenon was first reported in 2012.

Two cases (one each) were allegedly imported from Guelendeng and Kondoul villages.

During January–September 2014, 1218 rumours were reported.

A reward of Communauté Financière Africaine (CFA) 50 000 [about US$ 100] for information leading to confirmation of a case is being offered. Please report to the nearest health facility.

Summary for 2013

Chad reported a total of 14 cases during 2013 compared with a total of 10 cases during 2012.

These 14 cases were reported from 10 villages in five districts of three regions as follows:

Chari Baguirmi Region
  • Bousso district
    • Gabri II Quartier, Bogomoro village (1 case)
  • Mandalia District
    • Bougamene village (1 case)
    • Djarbou Choufou (1 case)
    • Madoubou Route village (1 case)
    • Miskine Banana village (1 case)
  • Massenya District
    • Gassé village (1 case)
    • Koutoungolo Centre (1 case)
Mayo Kebbi Est Region
  • Guelendeng district
    • Gourlong village (1 case)
    • Médégué village (1 case)
Moyen Chari Region
  • Sarh District
    • Maimou village (5 cases)

Of the 14 cases, 8 were contained. As a result of improved surveillance, 8/14 cases were detected from villages under passive surveillance but 6/8 cases did not met the case containment criteria (5 cases from Maimou village and 1 case from Djarbou Choufou village.)

In 2013, a total of 1464 rumours was reported and investigated, of which 96% (1408) were investigated within 24 hours and 14 cases were confirmed as dracunculiasis.

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Last update:

13 November 2014 11:30 CET