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Schistosomiasis in the Philippines: Innovative Control Approach is Needed if Elimination is the Goal

Olveda, Remigio; Gray, Darren


In 1996, schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma japonicum was declared eradicated in Japan. In the People's Republic of China, S. japonicum transmission has been interrupted in the major endemic areas in the coastal plains but the disease persists in the lake and marshland regions south of the Yangtze River. The disease remains a public health problem in endemic areas in the Philippines and in isolated areas in Indonesia. Comprehensive multidisciplinary campaigns had led to eradication of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease
DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed4020066
Access Rights: Open Access


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