Schistosomiasis elimination: lessons from the past guide the future.

  title={Schistosomiasis elimination: lessons from the past guide the future.},
  author={Darren J. Gray and Donald P McManus and Yuesheng Li and Gail M. Williams and Robert Bergquist and Allen G.P. Ross},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  volume={10 10},
Schistosomiasis is a major neglected tropical disease, with more than 200 million people infected and close to 800 million at risk. The disease burden is estimated to exceed 70 million disability-adjusted life-years. The anthelmintic drug praziquantel is highly effective in killing adult schistosome worms, but it is unable to kill developing schistosomes and so does not prevent reinfection. As a result, current praziquantel-based control programmes in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are not… CONTINUE READING

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