Schistosomiasis and the social patterning of infection.
Social, cultural, behavioural and economic factors interact with local environmental and ecological factors to produce extraordinary variation in the epidemiology of schistosomiasis, including with respect to prevalence and intensity of infection and the potential for control.
This article reviews the literature on schistosomiasis infection, primarily derived from African studies, to identify its major social themes.
Research has demonstrated a strong link between economic development strategies, where irrigation has been introduced to boost agricultural production, and the increased transmission of infection.
Mots-clés Pascal : Schistosomiase, Trématodose, Helminthiase, Infection, Homme, Etude socioéconomique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schistosomiasis, Trematod disease, Helminthiasis, Infection, Human, Socioeconomic study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0024336
Code Inist : 002B05E03C1. Création : 199406.