Xiao-Nong Zhou

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Geminivirus taxonomy and nomenclature is growing in complexity with the number of genomic sequences deposited in sequence databases. Taxonomic and nomenclatural updates are published at regular intervals (Fauquet et al. in Arch Virol 145:1743–1761, 2000, Arch Virol 148:405–421, 2003). A system to standardize virus names, and corresponding guidelines, has(More)
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)
The symptom-modulating, single-stranded DNA satellites (known as DNA-β) associated with begomoviruses (family Geminiviridae) have proven to be widespread and important components of a large number of plant diseases across the Old World. Since they were first identified in 2000, over 260 full-length sequences (∼1,360 nucleotides) have been deposited with(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.
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)
The last half-century of schistosomiasis control activities in China have brought down the overall prevalence of human infection with Schistosoma japonicum to less than 10% of the level initially documented in the mid 1950s. Importantly, this reduction is not only, or even mainly, due to the advent of praziquantel in the 1970s and its subsequent dramatic(More)
The purpose of this study was to improve our understanding of the molecular epidemiology of human Blastocystis, focusing on 239 randomly selected individuals in a single village in Yunnan province, China. Emphasis was placed on the relative frequency of different Blastocystis subtypes and underlying risk factors. We used a cross-sectional study design, by(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)
www.thelancet.com Vol 372 November 22, 2008 1793 *Kong-Lai Zhang, Roger Detels, Susu Liao, Myron Cohen, Dong-Bao Yu Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Beijing 100005, China (K-LZ); School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA (RD); University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA (MC); Department of Epidemiology,(More)