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Long term study on the effect of mollusciciding with niclosamide in stream habitats on the transmission of schistosomiasis mansoni after community-based chemotherapy in Makueni District, Kenya

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Henry C. Kariuki, Henry Madsen, John H. Ouma, Anthony E. Butterworth, David W. Dunne, Mark Booth, Gachuhi Kimani, Joseph K Mwatha, Eric Muchiri, Birgitte J Vennervald

Schistosoma mansoni infection is a persistent public health problem in many Kenyan communities. Although praziquantel is available, re-infection after chemotherapy treatment is inevitable, especially among children. Chemotherapy followed by intermittent mollusciciding of habitats of Biomphalaria pfeifferi, the intermediate host snail, may have longer term benefits, especially if timed to coincide with natural fluctuations in snail populations.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer107
TidsskriftParasites & Vectors
Vol/bind6
Antal sider11
ISSN1756-3305
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2013

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