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[Effect of replacing cattle with machine on schistosomiasis control in 3 endemic villages of Jiangling County].

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Jiangling Institute of Schistosomiasis Prevention and Control, Hubei Province, Jiangling 434100, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effect of the comprehensive measures centered on replacing cattle with machine on schistosomiasis control in 3 villages of Jiangling County.

METHODS:

Three villages namely Jinqi, Yugu, Huazhang where the comprehensive measures being implemented were chosen as investigated sites, the schistosome infection situation of human, cattle and Oncomelania snails before and after the implementation were surveyed, meanwhile, the degree of satisfaction of the residents were investigated by questionnaire.

RESULTS:

In 2009, the schistosome infection rates of Jinqi, Yugu and Huazhang were 1.87%, 2.72% and 2.89% respectively, and after the implementation, the infection rates of the 3 villages decreased to 0.67%, 1.91% and 1.75%, respectively in 2011. In Jinqi Village and Yugu Village where all cattle were replaced, no snails were found since 2011, while in Huazhang Village where there were still 35 head of cattle, no cattle was infected and the area with infected snails was 0.52 hm2. The total degree of satisfaction on the measures was 89.21%.

CONCLUSION:

The effect of the comprehensive measures centered on replacing cattle with machine on schistosomiasis control is significant, and its implementation still depends on some necessary supporting measures.

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