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Schistosomiasis and water resources development: systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimates of people at risk.
An estimated 779 million people are at risk of schistosomiasis, of whom 106 million (13.6%) live in irrigation schemes or in close proximity to large dam reservoirs. We identified 58 studies thatExpand
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Emerging Foodborne Trematodiasis
Foodborne trematodiasis is emerging because of increased aquaculture.
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Food-Borne Trematodiases
SUMMARY An estimated 750 million people are at risk of infections with food-borne trematodes, which comprise liver flukes (Clonorchis sinensis, Fasciola gigantica, Fasciola hepatica, OpisthorchisExpand
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Past, Present, and Future of Japanese Encephalitis
JE is increasing in some areas (due to population growth and intensified rice irrigation) but declining in others.
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Effect of irrigation and large dams on the burden of malaria on a global and regional scale.
Human-made ecologic transformations have occurred at an unprecedented rate over the past 50 years. Prominent among them are water resource development projects. An estimated 40,000 large dams andExpand
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Urbanization in sub-saharan Africa and implication for malaria control.
Malaria not only remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, but it also impedes socioeconomic development, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Rapid and unprecedented urbanization, goingExpand
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Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis: common drugs for treatment and control
Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by parasitic trematode worms (schistosomes) that currently affects 200 million people living in tropical and subtropical environments. It is a chronic disease andExpand
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Effect of Sanitation on Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
A systematic review and meta-analysis by Kathrin Ziegelbauer and colleagues finds that sanitation is associated with a reduced risk of transmission of helminthiases to humans.
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Mefloquine—An Aminoalcohol with Promising Antischistosomal Properties in Mice
Background The treatment and control of schistosomiasis, an often neglected tropical disease that exacerbates poverty, depends on a single drug, praziquantel. The large-scale use of praziquantelExpand
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Reducing the burden of malaria in different eco-epidemiological settings with environmental management: a systematic review.
The public health and economic significance of malaria is enormous, and its control remains a great challenge. Many established malaria control methods are hampered by drug resistance andExpand
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