Praziquantel efficacy and long-term appraisal of schistosomiasis control in Pemba Island.

  title={Praziquantel efficacy and long-term appraisal of schistosomiasis control in Pemba Island.},
  author={Alessandra Guidi and C Andolina and S Makame Ame and Marco Albonico and Donato Cioli and H Juma Haji},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  volume={15 5},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether praziquantel (PZQ) has retained its efficacy against Schistosoma haematobium on Pemba Island after 20 years of mass administration--albeit discontinuous--and to analyse retrospectively the performance of schistosomiasis control programmes. METHODS A sample of Pemba schoolchildren was examined before and after PZQ treatment by urine filtration, macro- and micro-haematuria and viability of excreted eggs. RESULTS Although 5% of treated children continued to pass… CONTINUE READING
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