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[Research and demonstration of comprehensive measures of schistosomiasis prevention and control technology. II. Longitudinal evaluation on control effect].

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  • 1Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Nanchang 330046, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effect of comprehensive measures of schistosomiasis prevention and control technique.

METHODS:

The comprehensive measures including forbidding grazing on marshlands, renovating latrines and supplying safe water, and health education were carried out in a demonstrative area, and the schistosomiasis endemic situation and other relative factors were investigated.

RESULTS:

After the control measures were carried out for 3 years, the prevalence of schistosomiasis in human decreased from 3.57% to 0.83%, and the infection rates of cattle decreased from 17.14% to 0. No infected Oncomelania snails were found on the marshlands in the demonstration area.

CONCLUSION:

The comprehensive measures aforementioned are effective in the control of schistosomiasis in Poyang Lake region.

PMID:
22164502
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