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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.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

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.

METHODS:

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

RESULTS:

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.

CONCLUSION:

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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24358759
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