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Appraisal of the present and future impact of climate change and climate variability on the transmission of infectious diseases is a complex but pressing public health issue. We developed a biology-driven model to assess the potential impact of rising temperature on the transmission of schistosomiasis in China. We found a temperature threshold of 15.4(More)
The objectives of this investigation were to assess the effect of temperature on the development of Schistosoma japonicum harboured in Oncomelania hupensis and to determine the lowest temperature threshold at which the hibernation of O. hupensis occurs. In the first experiment, adult infection-free O. hupensis, collected from Jiangsu province in eastern(More)
Schistosomiasis is a major disease of public health importance in humans occurring in 76 countries of the tropics and sub-tropics. In China, schistosomiasis japonica is one of the highest priorities in communicable disease control defined by the central government. Since 1970s, the habitats of Biomphalaria straminea, an intermediate host of Schistosoma(More)
  • X Zhou, L Sun, +9 authors F Hu
  • 2000
OBJECTIVE To understand the epidemiologic status and geographical distribution of schistosomiasis in China. METHODS Relevant detabases were set up after collection of data from two National Sampling Surveys on Schistosomiasis, in 1989 and 1995. Spatial analysis was undertaken after the database linked to the GIS software which was supported by Arc View(More)
BACKGROUND The conventional timing of misoprostol administration after mifepristone for second trimester medical abortion is 36-48 h, but simultaneous administration, which may make the regimen more convenient, has not been studied. The objective of this randomized comparison study is to compare two intervals of administration of misoprostol after(More)
This study investigated the effect of ferulic acid (FA) on the up-regulation of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in lymphocytes and the molecular mechanisms involved. Lymphocytes were treated with FA (0.001-0.1 μM) for certain times. Cell viability, the activity and level of expression of HO-1, and signal pathways were analyzed. FA significantly upregulated HO-1(More)
Schistosomiasis japonica remains a major public health concern in China. There are many interventions implemented to control the transmission of the disease. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of an integrated control strategy for schistosomiasis control. An integrated control strategy for schistosomiasis japonica with emphasis(More)
The effectiveness of a comprehensive schistosomiasis japonica control program implemented in 8 villages along the Yangtze river in Jiangsu province from 2005 to 2008 was studied. Control measures included snail control, chemotherapy of humans and livestock, health education, and transmission cycle interruption using sanitation in dwellings and at anchorage(More)
Due to the success of the national schistosomiasis control programme in China, transmission has been sufficiently reduced in many areas to severely limit identification of areas at risk by conventional snail surveys only. In this study, we imported Google Earth technology and a Global Positioning System (GPS) into the monitoring system for schistosomiasis(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcomes of implementation of integrated schistosomiasis control strategy with emphasis on infectious source control using a bibliometric method. METHODS The literature pertaining to integrated schistosomiasis control strategy with emphasis on infectious source control was retrieved from CNKI, Wanfangdata, VIP, PubMed, Web of(More)