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Schistosomiasis and water resources development: systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimates of people at risk.
It is concluded that the development and management of water resources is an important risk factor for schistosomiasis, and hence strategies to mitigate negative effects should become integral parts in the planning, implementation, and operation of future water projects. Expand
Emerging Foodborne Trematodiasis
Foodborne trematodiasis is emerging because of increased aquaculture and the number of cases is expected to increase in the coming years. Expand
Food-Borne Trematodiases
The changing epidemiological pattern and the rapid growth of aquaculture and food distribution networks are highlighted, as these developments might be associated with an elevated risk of transmission of food-borne trematodiases. Expand
The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010: Interpretation and Implications for the Neglected Tropical Diseases
The publication of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) and the accompanying collection of Lancet articles in December 2012 provided the most comprehensive attempt to quantify theExpand
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.
Efficacy of current drugs against soil-transmitted helminth infections: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Single-dose oral albendazole, mebendzole, and pyrantel pamoate show high cure rates against A lumbricoides and T trichiura infections, and for hookworm infection, albendeazole was more efficacious than mebENDazole and p Pyrantel Pamoate. Expand
FLOTAC: new multivalent techniques for qualitative and quantitative copromicroscopic diagnosis of parasites in animals and humans
Accurate diagnosis of parasitic infections is of pivotal importance for both individual patient management and population-based studies, such as drug efficacy trials and surveillance of parasiticExpand
Praziquantel: mechanisms of action, resistance and new derivatives for schistosomiasis
Use of PZQ will increase in the foreseeable future, whether given alone or coadministered with other anthelminthics in integrated control programmes, as well as inhibitors of a schistosome-specific bifunctional enzyme, thioredoxin-glutathione reductase. Expand
Global burden of human food-borne trematodiasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Despite making conservative estimates, it is found that food-borne trematodiases are an important cluster of neglected diseases and knowledge gaps in crucial epidemiological disease parameters and methodological features for estimating the global burden of parasitic diseases are highlighted. Expand
Time to set the agenda for schistosomiasis elimination.
An agenda for the elimination of schistosomiasis would aim to identify the gaps in knowledge, and define the tools, strategies and guidelines that will help national control programmes move towards elimination, including an internationally accepted mechanism that allows verification/confirmation of elimination. Expand