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Asian Schistosomiasis: Current Status and Prospects for Control Leading to Elimination

Gordon, Catherine; Kurscheid, Johanna; Williams, Gail; Clements, Archie; Li, Yuesheng; Zhou, Xiao-Nong; Utzinger, Juerg; McManus, Donald P; Gray, Darren


Schistosomiasis is an infectious disease caused by helminth parasites of the genus Schistosoma. Worldwide, an estimated 250 million people are infected with these parasites with the majority of cases occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Within Asia, three species of Schistosoma cause disease. Schistosoma japonicum is the most prevalent, followed by S. mekongi and S. malayensis. All three species are zoonotic, which causes concern for their control, as successful elimination not only requires...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease
DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed4010040
Access Rights: Open Access


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