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Current Status of Schistosomiasis Control and Prospects for Elimination in the Dongting Lake Region of the People's Republic of China

Li, Fei-Yue; Hou, Xun-Ya; Tan, Hong-Zhuan; Williams, Gail; Gray, Darren; Gordon, Catherine A.; Kurscheid, Johanna; Clements, Archie; Li, Yue-Sheng; McManus, Donald P.


Schistosomiasis japonica is an ancient parasitic disease that has severely impacted human health causing a substantial disease burden not only to the Chinese people but also residents of other countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia and, before the 1970s, Japan. Since the founding of the new People's Republic of China (P. R. China), effective control strategies have been implemented with the result that the prevalence of schistosomiasis japonica has decreased markedly in the past 70 years....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Immunology
DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.574136
Access Rights: Open Access


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