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Schistosomiasis Control in China

The successful example of Jiangxi province

  • Zhongdao Wu
  • Yiwen Liu
  • Heinz Mehlhorn
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Part of the Parasitology Research Monographs book series (Parasitology Res. Monogr., volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Yiwen Liu, Jun Ge, Zhaojun Li
    Pages 25-49
  3. Jun Ge, Yifeng Li
    Pages 51-75
  4. Dandan Lin, Xiaojun Zeng, Shangbiao Lyu, Xiao Yan, Guanhan Hu, Jing Zhang et al.
    Pages 77-186
  5. Yifeng Li, Shangbiao Lyu
    Pages 187-201
  6. Zhongdao Wu
    Pages 203-204

About this book

Introduction

This book covers all details for a successful control and elimination strategy against propagation of deadly liver and intestinal flukes of the genus Schistosoma in China. Cancer due to schistosomiasis is still common in subtropical countries and affords hundred thousands of human and animal deaths per year. Expert authors play close attention to the biology and morphologic aspects of Schistosoma species as well as the history and status quo of schistosomiasis epidemiology. In a unique way, the present work illustrates the need to involve strategic measurements, and to control both adult worms and larval parasite stages. With a special focus on Jiangxi Province, the authors present an effective management plan, ranging from intermediate host snail control to diagnostic tools, medical aid, as well as public health education. This approach from China can be used as blueprint in other countries hit by the same worm infections. The contents of this book will thus be meaningful for academics and practitioners in the fields of parasitology, public health, as well as human and veterinary medicine.

Keywords

Schistosoma Liver cancer Hepatic schistosomiasis Bladder cancer Schistosomiasis Treatment Diagnosis Prevention Control strategy China Jiangxi Province

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhongdao Wu
    • 1
  • Yiwen Liu
    • 2
  • Heinz Mehlhorn
    • 3
  1. 1.Zhongshan School of MedicineSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic DiseasesQingshanhu District, NanchangChina
  3. 3.Department of ParasitologyHeinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorfGermany

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