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

King, Charles H.
September 2007
Journal of Infectious Diseases;9/1/2007, Vol. 196 Issue 5, p653
Academic Journal
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.


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