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Conquering 'snail fever': Schistosomiasis and its control in China

McManus, Donald P; Li, Y.; Gray, Darren; Ross, Allen G

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Schistosomiasis japonica is a serious parasitic disease and a major health risk for more than 60 million people living in the tropical and subtropical zones of south China. The disease is a zoonosis and its cause, the parasitic trematode Schistosoma japonicum, has a range of mammalian reservoirs, making control efforts difficult. Current control programs are heavily based on community chemotherapy with a single dose of the highly effective drug praziquantel. However, vaccines (for use in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62963
Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy
DOI: 10.1586/ERI.09.17

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