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Towards the Elimination of Schistosomiasis japonica through Control of the Disease in Domestic Animals in The People's Republic of China: A Tale of over 60Years.
Adv Parasitol. 2016; 92:269-306.AP

Abstract

Schistosomiasis japonica, an endemic, zoonotic tropical parasitic disease caused by Schistosoma japonicum, remains an important public health concern in The People's Republic of China. Unlike other species of Schistosoma, over 40 species of wild and domestic animals can act as reservoir hosts of S. japonicum, which increases the difficulty for the control of this tropical disease. It is widely recognized that domestic animals, particularly water buffaloes and cattle, play an important role in the transmission of S. japonicum. Hence, since the 1950s when The People's Republic of China commenced fight against the disease, the control of animal schistosomiasis has been carried out almost synchronously with that of human schistosomiasis, such that great strides have been made over the past six decades. In this chapter, we review the history and current status of schistosomiasis control in domestic animals in The People's Republic of China. We thoroughly analyse the prevalence of domestic animal schistosomiasis at different stages of schistosomiasis control and the role of different species of domestic animals in transmission of the disease, summarize the control strategies and assess their effectiveness. Furthermore, the challenges ahead are discussed and recommendations for future direction are provided.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pathogenic Biology and Immunology, Xi'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi'an, Shannxi Province, The People's Republic of China; Anhui Provincial Institute of Schistosomiasis Control, Hefei, Anhui Province, The People's Republic of China.Department of Pathogenic Biology and Immunology, Xi'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi'an, Shannxi Province, The People's Republic of China.Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Basseterre, St Kitts, West Indies.Anhui Provincial Institute of Schistosomiasis Control, Hefei, Anhui Province, The People's Republic of China; Anhui Institute of Parasitic Disease, Hefei, The People's Republic of China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27137450

Citation

Cao, Z-G, et al. "Towards the Elimination of Schistosomiasis Japonica Through Control of the Disease in Domestic Animals in the People's Republic of China: a Tale of Over 60Years." Advances in Parasitology, vol. 92, 2016, pp. 269-306.
Cao ZG, Zhao YE, Lee Willingham A, et al. Towards the Elimination of Schistosomiasis japonica through Control of the Disease in Domestic Animals in The People's Republic of China: A Tale of over 60Years. Adv Parasitol. 2016;92:269-306.
Cao, Z. G., Zhao, Y. E., Lee Willingham, A., & Wang, T. P. (2016). Towards the Elimination of Schistosomiasis japonica through Control of the Disease in Domestic Animals in The People's Republic of China: A Tale of over 60Years. Advances in Parasitology, 92, 269-306. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.apar.2016.03.001
Cao ZG, et al. Towards the Elimination of Schistosomiasis Japonica Through Control of the Disease in Domestic Animals in the People's Republic of China: a Tale of Over 60Years. Adv Parasitol. 2016;92:269-306. PubMed PMID: 27137450.
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