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Identifying high-risk areas of schistosomiasis and associated risk factors in the Poyang Lake region, China

Peng, W X; Tao, B; Clements, Archie; Liang, Q L; Zhang, Z J; Zhou, Y B; Jiang, Q W

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The epidemiology of schistosomiasis japonicum over small areas remains poorly understood, and this is particularly true in China. We aimed to identify high-risk areas for schistosomiasis and associated risk factors in the Poyang Lake region, China. A cross-sectional study was conducted and 60 of 920 persons (65%) were found to be infected with Schistosoma japonicum. Locations of households and snail habitats were determined using a hand-held global positioning system. We mapped the data in a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74431
Source: Parasitology
DOI: 10.1017/S003118200999206X

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