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Adv Parasitol. 2016;92:117-41. doi: 10.1016/bs.apar.2016.03.003. Epub 2016 Apr 7.

The Establishment and Function of Schistosomiasis Surveillance System Towards Elimination in The People's Republic of China.

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1
Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology of the Chinese Ministry of Health, Shanghai, The People's Republic of China; WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases, Shanghai, The People's Republic of China; National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, The People's Republic of China.
2
Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Zhejiang Academy of Medical Sciences, Hangzhou, The People's Republic of China; Zhejiang Academy of Medical Sciences, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, The People's Republic of China.
3
Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Nanchang, Jiangxi, The People's Republic of China.
4
Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology of the Chinese Ministry of Health, Shanghai, The People's Republic of China; WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases, Shanghai, The People's Republic of China; National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, The People's Republic of China; Federal University Lafia, Lafia, Nasarawa, Nigeria.
5
Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Schistosoma japonicum is the main schistosome species in The People's Republic of China, causing intestinal schistosomiasis, a debilitating disease of public health importance. The People's Republic of China used to be heavily endemic with schistosomiasis, but great progress has been made through the vigorous efforts of the national control programmes in the last six decades. Presently, efforts are geared towards eliminating schistosomiasis from The People's Republic of China by the end of 2025 through effective schistosomiasis surveillance, an important component in the drive towards schistosomiasis elimination. Therefore, this article explicitly outlines the development and progress made in schistosomiasis surveillance since 1990 with a special focus on the new surveillance system in use. Although the surveillance system has steadily improved over the years, it is faced with many challenges. Hence, more efforts are needed to establish an effective and sensitive evaluation system for the national schistosomiasis elimination programme in The People's Republic of China.

KEYWORDS:

Elimination; Schistosomiasis; Surveillance; The People's Republic of China

PMID:
27137445
DOI:
10.1016/bs.apar.2016.03.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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