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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Control of schistosomiasis transmission
Author: Dias, Luiz C. de S.
Marçal Jr., Oswaldo
Glasser, Carmem M.
Abstract: Despite the success of control programmes, schistosomiasis is still a serious public health problem in the world. More than 70 countries where 200 million individuals are evaluated to be infected of a total 600 million at risk. Though there have been important local success in the control of transmission, globally the infection has increased. Economic constrains in developing countries, environmental changes associated with migration and water resources development have been blocking the progress. The main objective of schistosomiasis control is to achieve reduction of disease due to schistosomiasis. We discussed the control measures like: health education, diagnosis and chemotherapy, safe water supplies, sanitation and snail control. We emphasized the need to give priority to school-age children and the importance of integrating the measures of control into locally available systems of health care. The control of schistosomiasis is directly related to the capacity of the preventive health services of an endemic country. The strategy of control requires long-term commitment from the international to the local level.
Subject: schistosomiasis
control
transmission
Editor: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02761995000200028
Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761995000200028
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0074-02761995000200028
Date Issue: 1-Apr-1995
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