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[Growth and decline of oncomelania snail status of canals in Qianjiang City in Four Lake areas, 1990-2010].

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  • 1Schistosomiasis Prevention and control Hospital of Qianjiang City, Qianjiang 433100, Hubei Province, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To understand the growth and decline of Oncomelania snail status in canals of Four Lake areas, so as to provide the evidence for formulating control strategy.

METHODS:

The data of snail investigations were analyzed retrospectively.

RESULTS:

The snail area decreased by 31.05%, the snail density decreased by 92.08, and the infection rate of snails decreased by 87.69% in 2010 compared with those in 1990.

CONCLUSION:

During the period of 1990 to 2010, all the key indicators of snail status decline. However, we still need strengthen the snail control.

PMID:
23373287
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