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Toward Sustainable and Comprehensive Control of Schistosomiasis in China: Lessons from Sichuan

  • Edmund Y. W. Seto mail,

    seto@berkeley.edu (EYWS); ipdzhouxn@sh163.net (X-NZ)

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Justin V. Remais,

    Affiliation: Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth J. Carlton,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Shuo Wang,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Song Liang,

    Affiliation: College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Paul J. Brindley,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Dongchuan Qiu,

    Affiliation: Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Sichuan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, People's Republic of China

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  • Robert C. Spear,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Long-De Wang,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Tian-Ping Wang,

    Affiliation: Anhui Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuhu, People's Republic of China

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  • Hong-Gen Chen,

    Affiliation: Jiangxi Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Nanchang, People's Republic of China

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  • Xing-Qi Dong,

    Affiliation: Yunnan Institute of Endemic Diseases, Dali, People's Republic of China

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  • Li-Ying Wang,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Yang Hao,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Robert Bergquist,

    Affiliation: Ingerod, Brastad, Sweden

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  • Xiao-Nong Zhou mail

    seto@berkeley.edu (EYWS); ipdzhouxn@sh163.net (X-NZ)

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: October 25, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001372

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Posted by luliang on 27 Sep 2012 at 04:27 GMT

Hence, we remain focused on documenting the environmental determinants of schistosomiasis transmission and the impact of disease control strategies on altering the potential for schistosomiasis transmission and re-emergence. Ongoing research is focused on the development of new methods for identifying reservoirs and pathways for re-emergence, including population genetics approaches utilizing microsatellite analysis of the genome of schistosome larvae [14], and geospatial and modeling methods to understand hydrological and social factors that may be associated with the regional persistence of the parasite in highly connected environments [15]. Ultimately, folding the findings from this region into national Ministry of Health policy may hasten China's move toward schistosomiasis elimination.
http://plosntds.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001372#article1.body1.sec1.p8

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