An epidemiological assessment of Ambrosia maritima on the transmission of schistosomiasis in the Egyptian Nile Delta.
Ambrosia maritima (Damsissa), a proven molluscicide, was investigated in a seven year epidemiological trial in four villages in the northern Egyptian Nile Delta.
Schistosoma mansoni prevalence and other measures of infection were initially high in the four villages before the trial began.
Two villages were used to test the impact of A. maritima application both on snail populations and on infection in the village population.
Two villages were held as controls and not treated with A. maritima.
The entire population of all four villages was included in the study.
Prevalence and other measures of infection fell dramatically following treatment with praziquantel 40 mg kg-1 body weight.
Mots-clés Pascal : Schistosomiase, Trématodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Schistosoma mansoni, Trematoda, Plathelmintha, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Prévalence, Molluscicide, Bulinus truncatus, Gastropoda, Mollusca, Biomphalaria alexandrina, Canal irrigation, Lutte sanitaire, Egypte, Afrique, Epidémiologie, Programme sanitaire, Hôte intermédiaire, Taux parasitisme, Ambrosia maritima
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schistosomiasis, Trematod disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Schistosoma mansoni, Trematoda, Plathelmintha, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Prevalence, Molluscicide, Bulinus truncatus, Gastropoda, Mollusca, Biomphalaria alexandrina, Irrigation canal, Sanitary control, Egypt, Africa, Epidemiology, Sanitary program, Intermediate host, Parasitism rate
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Cote : 94-0072587
Code Inist : 002A37A. Création : 199406.