The Course of Schistosomiasis Control in Jiangxi

  • Jun Ge
  • Yifeng Li
Part of the Parasitology Research Monographs book series (Parasitology Res. Monogr., volume 11)


This chapter systematically describes the course of schistosomiasis control in Jiangxi province from 1950s up to now. There are three stages for schistosomiasis control in Jiangxi. The control strategy focusing snail control was carried out in the first stage from 1950s to mid-1980s. In the second stage, the strategy shifted to focusing large-scale chemotherapy of population and cattle from late 1980s to 2004. In the third stage, the strategy focusing on infectious sources control has been implemented from 2004 to now in line with the change of schistosomiasis epidemic situation. The effects of schistosomiasis control in each stage were also described in this chapter.


Schistosomiasis control Snail control Chemotherapy of disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Ge
    • 1
  • Yifeng Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic DiseasesNanchangP. R. China

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