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[Monitoring the prevalence of schistosomiasis in Erlang Village, Yueyang County from 2005 to 2012].

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  • 1Zhengzhou Station of Schistosomiasis Control, Yueyang County, Yueyang 414000, China.
  • 2Hunan Institute of Parasite Disease Control, China.



To understand the dynamics of schistosomiasis situation so as to provide the evidence for formulating the prevention and control scheme in Erlang Village, Yueyang County, Hunan Province.


The schistosomiasis prevalence and Oncomelania snail status were investigated from 2005 to 2012.


The schistosome infection rates of the residents decreased from 2.76% in 2005 to 0.54% in 2012 and the decline rate was 80.43%; the infection rates of the livestock decreased from 8.70% in 2005 to 0 in 2012. No snails were found in the inner embankment over the eight-year period. The density of the infected snails was 0.0005 per 0.1 m(2) in 2005, but no positive snails were found from 2009 to 2012 outside the embankment.


The schistosome infections of people and livestock and the status of the intermediate host snails have achieved the criteria of schistosomiasis transmission control.

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