Schistosomiasis and water resources development: systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimates of people at risk.

@article{Steinmann2006SchistosomiasisAW,
  title={Schistosomiasis and water resources development: systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimates of people at risk.},
  author={Peter Steinmann and Jennifer Keiser and Robert Bos and Marcel Tanner and J{\"u}rg Utzinger},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 7},
  pages={
          411-25
        }
}
An estimated 779 million people are at risk of schistosomiasis, of whom 106 million (13.6%) live in irrigation schemes or in close proximity to large dam reservoirs. We identified 58 studies that examined the relation between water resources development projects and schistosomiasis, primarily in African settings. We present a systematic literature review and meta-analysis with the following objectives: (1) to update at-risk populations of schistosomiasis and number of people infected in endemic… CONTINUE READING
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