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A drug-based intervention study on the importance of buffaloes for human Schistosoma Japonicum infection around Poyang Lake, People's Republic of China

Guo, Jiagang; Li, Yuesheng; Gray, Darren; Ning, An; Hu , Guanghan; Chen, Honggen; Davis, George M; Feng, Zheng; McManus, Donald P; Williams, Gail; Sleigh, Adrian


Schistosomiasis japonica is a zoonosis of major public health importance in southern China. We undertook a drug intervention to test the hypothesis that buffalo are major reservoirs for human infection in the marshlands/lake areas, where one million people are infected. We compared human and buffalo infection rates and intensity in an intervention village (Jishan), where humans and buffalo were treated with praziquantel, and a control village (Hexi), where only humans were treated, in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene


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