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Water-related parasitic diseases in China

Water-related parasitic diseases are directly dependent on water bodies for their spread or as a habitat for indispensable intermediate or final hosts. Along with socioeconomic development and improvement of sanitation, overall prevalence is declining in the China. However, the heterogeneity in economic development and the inequity of access to public services result in considerable burden due to parasitic diseases in certain areas and populations across the country. In this review, we demonstrated three aspects of ten major water-related parasitic diseases, i.e., the biology and pathogenicity, epidemiology and recent advances in research in China. General measures for diseases control and special control strategies are summarized. [authors abstract]

TitleWater-related parasitic diseases in China
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLv, S., Tian , L.G., Liu, Q., Qian, M.-B., Fu, Q., Steinmann, P., Chen , J.-X., Yang, G.-J., Yang, K., Zhou, X.-N.
Paginationp. 1977-2016; 13 tab.; 6 fig.
Date Published2013-05-17
PublisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International, Water Editorial Office, MDPI
Place PublishedBasel, Switzerland
Keywordschina, epidemiology, helminthic infections, helminths, parasitic infections, water-related diseases
Abstract

Water-related parasitic diseases are directly dependent on water bodies for their spread or as a habitat for indispensable intermediate or final hosts. Along with socioeconomic development and improvement of sanitation, overall prevalence is declining in the China. However, the heterogeneity in economic development and the inequity of access to public services result in considerable burden due to parasitic diseases in certain areas and populations across the country. In this review, we demonstrated three aspects of ten major water-related parasitic diseases, i.e., the biology and pathogenicity, epidemiology and recent advances in research in China. General measures for diseases control and special control strategies are summarized. [authors abstract]

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