Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Diagnosis and Therapy

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Commentary - Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Diagnosis and Therapy (2022) Volume 7, Issue 6

A review on schistosomiasis control and prevention.

When it comes to causing human misery in the tropics and subtropics, schistosomiasis is the second most common neglected tropical illness after malaria. Over 240 million people are currently infected worldwide by the five species that are known to infect humans. Mass drug administration of praziquantel 40 mg/kg has been the cornerstone of control up to this point, although there are issues with this strategy. The development of vaccinations for humans and cattle is at various stages. Only integrated control, which focuses on the entire life cycle, can ensure sustainability and eventual eradication.

Author(s): Rashad Gamal*

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