Re-emerging schistosomiasis in hilly and mountainous areas of Sichuan, China.

  title={Re-emerging schistosomiasis in hilly and mountainous areas of Sichuan, China.},
  author={Song Liang and Changhong Yang and Bo Zhong and Dongchuan Qiu},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={84 2},
Despite great strides in schistosomiasis control over the past several decades in Sichuan Province, China the disease has re-emerged in areas where it was previously controlled. We reviewed historical records and found that schistosomiasis had re-emerged in eight counties by the end of 2004 - seven of 21 counties with transmission control and one of 25 with transmission interruption as reported in 2001 were confirmed to have local disease transmission. The average "return time" (from control to… CONTINUE READING
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