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[Effect of ecological civilized homestead construction on schistosomiasis control].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Danling County Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Sichuan Province, Danling 620200, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effect of Ecological Civilized Homestead Construction on schistosomiasis control.

METHODS:

The data of ecological civilized homestead construction and schistosomiasis control were collected and analyzed in Meiwan Village, Shuangqiao Town, Danling County, Sichuan Province from 2004 to 2010.

RESULTS:

Ecological Civilized Homestead Construction was carried out from 2004 to 2010. Totally 454 bio-gas pools were built. All the farmers used well water. The popularized rates of the household bio-gas pool, sanitary toilet, sewage treatment pool reached 100%. The number of cattle was 4, which decreased by 91.30% compared with that in 2004, and all the cattle were fed in captivity. The schistosome infection rates of populations were 0.26% and 0.30% in 2005 and 2008, respectively, and nobody was infected in other years. The infection rate of cattle was 0 from 2004 to 2010. The awareness rate of knowledge about schistosomiasis control achieved 100% in the population over 6 years old. Most of the farmers could use certain protective measures while they were farming.

CONCLUSION:

The effect of ecological civilized homestead construction on schistosomiasis control is remarkable.

PMID:
22590871
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