TITLE

Lifting the Burden of Schistosomiasis—Defining Elements of Infection-Associated Disease and the Benefits of Antiparasite Treatment

AUTHOR(S)
King, Charles H.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Infectious Diseases;9/1/2007, Vol. 196 Issue 5, p653
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information concerning the burden of schistosomiasis in Burkina Faso. For several years, the challenge of schistosomiasis control has persisted as a complex dilemma for health policymakers. There has also been a debate whether schistosomiasis has any significance to public health and whether it has a priority for control. One particular strength of the study is its large size and the broad distribution of its study subjects across the country. Schistosomiasis is a complex, chronic condition that persists for decades.
ACCESSION #
26240141

 

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