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Real-time PCR diagnosis of Schistosoma japonicum in low transmission areas of China

He, Pei; Gordon, Catherine; Williams, Gail; Li, Yue-Sheng; Wang, Yuanyuan; Hu, Junjian; Gray, Darren; Ross, Allen G; Harn, Donald; McManus, Donald P


Background: Schistosomiasis in the People's Republic of China (PRC) can be traced back to antiquity. In the past 60 years, the Chinese government has made great efforts to control this persistent disease with elimination slated by 2020 through the implementation of a comprehensive control strategy. This strategy aims to reduce the role of bovines and humans as sources of infection as a pre-requisite for elimination through transmission interruption. The goal of elimination will be achievable...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
DOI: 10.1186/s40249-018-0390-y
Access Rights: Open Access


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