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Schistosomiasis research in the Dongting Lake Region and its impact on local and national treatment and control in China

McManus, Donald P.; Gray, Darren J.; Ross, Allen G.; Williams, Gail M.; He, Hong-Bin; Li, Yue-Sheng


Schistosomiasis is a chronic and debilitating parasitic disease that has often been neglected because it is a disease of poverty, affecting poor rural communities in the developing world. This is not the case in the People's Republic of China (PRC), where the disease, caused by Schistosoma japonicum, has long captured the attention of the Chinese authorities who have, over the past 50-60 years, undertaken remarkably successful control programs that have substantially reduced the schistosomiasis...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-08-30
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001053


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