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Evolution of the national schistosomiasis control programmes in the People's Republic of China

Xu, J. and Steinman, P. and Maybe, D. and Zhou, X.-N. and Lv, S. and Li, S.-Z. and Peeling, R.. (2016) Evolution of the national schistosomiasis control programmes in the People's Republic of China. Advances in parasitology, 92. pp. 1-38.

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Abstract

Schistosomiasis japonica is caused by the parasitic trematode Schistosoma japonicum. It is endemic in The People's Republic of China and has significant impact on human health and socioeconomic development in certain regions. Over the last six decades, the national control programmes evolved in remarkable ways and brought schistosomiasis japonica largely under control. We describe the history and evolution of schistosomiasis control in The People's Republic of China, with an emphasis on shifts in control strategies that evolved with new insights into the biology of the parasite and its intermediate hosts, and the epidemiology of the disease in the country. We also highlight the achievements in controlling the disease in different socioecological settings, and identify persisting challenges to fully eliminate schistosomiasis japonica from the country. To reach the goal of schistosomiasis elimination, further integration of interventions, multisector collaboration, sensitive and effective surveillance are needed to strengthen.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) > Health Systems Support (Prytherch)
UniBasel Contributors:Steinmann, Peter
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0065-308X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:31 Aug 2016 13:57
Deposited On:31 Aug 2016 13:57

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