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Bilharzia in the Philippines: Past, present, and future

Olveda, David; Li, Yuesheng; Olveda, Remigio; Lam, Alfred; McManus, Donald P; Chau, Thao; Harn, Donald; Williams, Gail; Gray, Darren; Ross, Allen G


Schistosomiasis japonica has a long history in the Philippines. In 1975, 24 endemic provinces were identified in the northern, central, and southern islands of the Philippines. More than five million people were at risk, with approximately one million infected. In 2003, new foci of infection were found in two provinces in the north and central areas. For the past 30 years, human mass drug administration (MDA), utilizing the drug praziquantel, has been the mainstay of control in the country....[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Infectious diseases
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2013.09.011


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