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The description of schistosomiasis in China dates back more than two millennia. The disease caused social and economic hardship, and the rates of morbidity and mortality were high. In the mid 1950s, when China's population was approximately 600 million, an estimated 11.6 million people were infected with Schistosoma japonicum. Hence, a national control(More)
Our review of angiostrongyliasis in China found that the disease is emerging as a result of changes in food consumption habits and long-distance transportation of food. Enhanced understanding of angiostrongyliasis epidemiology, increased public awareness about the risks associated with eating raw food, and enhanced food safety measures are needed.
This report showed the endemic status of schistosomiasis in P. R. China at national level in 2012. By the end of 2012, the total number of schistosomiasis japonica cases were estimated to be 240597, with a decrease of 16.12% compared with that in 2011. Meanwhile, thirteen acute cases were reported. Compared with 2011, 10.34% more advanced schistosomiasis(More)
There is growing consensus among climate modellers that the unusual global warming observed in the last decades of the 20th century is primarily forced by human activities, namely greenhouse gas increases in the atmosphere. Global warming will trigger alterations in physical and biological systems, including shifts in the spatio-temporal distribution of(More)
Blastocystis is a prevalent enteric protozoan that infects a variety of vertebrates. Infection with Blastocystis in humans has been associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, skin rash, and other symptoms. Researchers using different methods and examining different patient groups have reported asymptomatic infection, acute symptomatic(More)
BACKGROUND Schistosoma japonicum causes an infection involving humans, livestock, and snails and is a significant cause of morbidity in China. METHODS We evaluated a comprehensive control strategy in two intervention villages and two control villages along Poyang Lake in the southeastern province of Jiangxi, where annual synchronous chemotherapy is(More)
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)
This report overviewed the national endemic status of schistosomiasis in People's Republic of China in 2011. By the end of 2011, a total of 286 836 cases of schistosomiasis japonica were estimated with a decrease rate of 11.97% compared with the number in 2010. A total of 3 acute cases were reported, decreased by 93.02% compared to the number in 2010. A(More)
This annual report overviewed the national endemic status of schistosomiasis japonica in People's Republic of China in 2010. By the end of 2010, a total of 325 824 cases of schistosomiasis japonica were estimated with a decrease rate of 10.92% compared to those in 2009. A total of 43 acute cases were reported, decreased by 44.16% compared to those in 2009.(More)