Schistosomiasis Control in China: Diagnostics and Control Strategies Leading to Success by Pauline GrysSchistosomiasis Control in China: Diagnostics and Control Strategies Leading to Success by Pauline Grys

Schistosomiasis Control in China: Diagnostics and Control Strategies Leading to Success

byPauline Grys

Paperback | November 25, 2016

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Schistosomiasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases worldwide and continues to be a public health concern in many countries. China made huge progress in the control of Schistosomiasis japonica, aiming at the elimination of the disease from many previously endemic areas. This book presents a scientific investigation into the practical implementation of the Chinese national control strategy at the grass root level. It focusses on availability and composition of human resources for control and on performance of sero-diagnostic tests needed for case detection and surveillance. The main message of this book is that effective control and elimination of Schistosomiasis are feasible, but high levels of support for control need to be sustained to prevent resurgence of this disease.

Pauline Grys studied Economics and Sinology in Heidelberg and Tianjin. She completed her doctorate in Public Health at Heidelberg University. She works at the Institute of Public Health at Heidelberg University. Her primary research interests focus on disease surveillance and control, human resources for health and postgraduate trainin...
Title:Schistosomiasis Control in China: Diagnostics and Control Strategies Leading to SuccessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.28 × 5.86 × 0.42 inPublished:November 25, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631667329

ISBN - 13:9783631667323

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Table of Contents

Schistosomiasis japonica in China – Epidemiology – Control Strategies – Human Resource Investment – Surveillance – Diagnostics – Immunological scar – Serological patterns