Schistosomiasis mansoni in Burundi: progress in its control since 1985.

  title={Schistosomiasis mansoni in Burundi: progress in its control since 1985.},
  author={Dirk A Engels and Jean Ndoricimpa and Bruno Gryseels},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={71 2},
Described is the evolution of the schistosomiasis control programme in Burundi since 1985. A single round of selective population chemotherapy was carried out in the Rusizi Plain and the Bugesera focus from 1985 to 1990. The prevalences and intensities of infection as well as the number of symptomatic cases detected in general health services decreased considerably. Annual sample surveys in the treated areas showed, however, that these improvements were rapidly reversed by reinfection of the… CONTINUE READING