Health education and the control of intestinal worm infections in China: a new vision
McManus, Donald P; Bieri, Franziska A; Li, Yue-Sheng; Williams, Gail M; Yuan, Li-Ping; Henglin, Yang; Du, Zun-Wei; Clements, Archie CA; Steinmann, Peter; Raso, Giovanna; Yap, Peiling; Magalhães, Ricardo J; Stewart, Donald; Ross, Allen G; Halton, Kate; Zhou, Xiao-Nong; Olveda, Remigio M; Tallo, Veronica; Gray, Darren J
BACKGROUND The transmission of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) is associated with poverty, poor hygiene behaviour, lack of clean water and inadequate waste disposal and sanitation. Periodic administration of benzimidazole drugs is the mainstay for global STH control but it does not prevent re-infection, and is unlikely to interrupt transmission as a stand-alone intervention. FINDINGS We reported recently on the development and successful testing in Hunan province, PR China, of a health...[Show more]
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