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Schistosomiasis Control in China

Diagnostics and Control Strategies Leading to Success


Pauline Grys

Schistosomiasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases worldwide and continues to be a public health concern in many countries. China made huge progress in the control of Schistosomiasis japonica, aiming at the elimination of the disease from many previously endemic areas. This book presents a scientific investigation into the practical implementation of the Chinese national control strategy at the grass root level. It focusses on availability and composition of human resources for control and on performance of sero-diagnostic tests needed for case detection and surveillance. The main message of this book is that effective control and elimination of Schistosomiasis are feasible, but high levels of support for control need to be sustained to prevent resurgence of this disease.

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This book is based on a dissertation that I completed as a requirement for obtaining my doctoral degree at the Medical Faculty at Heidelberg University. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the many people who, through their constant support, advice and encouragement contributed to making this research possible.

First of all I would like to thank my supervisor, Prof. Dr. Andreas Ruppel, who opened the door for me to the fascinating world of schistosomes. I am deeply grateful for his confidence in me and his full support throughout this entire research project. Without his mentorship and continuous guidance, this research would not have been possible. Equally, I would like to express my gratitude to my Chinese co-supervisor Prof. Yonglong Li. I am thankful for his willingness to take me on as his student and for always taking his time to meet with me in his office to converse, discuss and reflect on the research progress while enjoying a nice cup of tea together.

This research is based on a longstanding partnership and fruitful cooperation between the Heidelberg Institute of Public Health and the Department of Parasitology at the Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan. I would like to thank the Head of the Department of Parasitology, Dr. Wenqi Liu, and all team members for their unconditional support of my research, for providing me with a workplace and for assisting in every possible way during my...

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