Dracunculiasis eradication

Mali

1 January – 31 October 2017

Mali reported zero human cases.

A total of 9 infected dogs and 1 infected cat were detected from June to October 2017, of which 7 infected dogs and 1 infected cat were contained.

Of the 314 rumours reported and investigated, more than 98% were investigated within 24 hours.

Since 2002, a nationwide cash reward has been offered for the voluntary reporting of dracunculiasis cases. In 2014, the amount of the cash reward was increased from CFA 20 000 [about US$ 40] to CFA 50 000 [about US$ 100]. People are requested to report to the nearest health facility..

Summary for 2016

Mali reported zero human cases in 2016.

A cumulative total of 557 rumoured cases were reported, of which 95% were investigated within 24 hours.

Of the 11 infected dogs reported from nine villages in Tominian district in Segou Region, 9 were contained.

Last update:

5 December 2017 11:27 CET