Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(5), 1977-2016; doi:10.3390/ijerph10051977

Water-Related Parasitic Diseases in China

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Received: 5 April 2013; in revised form: 1 May 2013 / Accepted: 2 May 2013 / Published: 17 May 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environmental Determinants of Infectious Disease Transmission)
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Abstract: Water-related parasitic diseases are directly dependent on water bodies for their spread or as a habitat for indispensable intermediate or final hosts. Along with socioeconomic development and improvement of sanitation, overall prevalence is declining in the China. However, the heterogeneity in economic development and the inequity of access to public services result in considerable burden due to parasitic diseases in certain areas and populations across the country. In this review, we demonstrated three aspects of ten major water-related parasitic diseases, i.e., the biology and pathogenicity, epidemiology and recent advances in research in China. General measures for diseases control and special control strategies are summarized.
Keywords: parasitic disease; water; protozoa; helminths; epidemiology; China
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Lv, S.; Tian, L.-G.; Liu, Q.; Qian, M.-B.; Fu, Q.; Steinmann, P.; Chen, J.-X.; Yang, G.-J.; Yang, K.; Zhou, X.-N. Water-Related Parasitic Diseases in China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 1977-2016.

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Lv S, Tian L-G, Liu Q, Qian M-B, Fu Q, Steinmann P, Chen J-X, Yang G-J, Yang K, Zhou X-N. Water-Related Parasitic Diseases in China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2013; 10(5):1977-2016.

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Lv, Shan; Tian, Li-Guang; Liu, Qin; Qian, Men-Bao; Fu, Qing; Steinmann, Peter; Chen, Jia-Xu; Yang, Guo-Jing; Yang, Kun; Zhou, Xiao-Nong. 2013. "Water-Related Parasitic Diseases in China." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 10, no. 5: 1977-2016.

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