Immunity and morbidity in human schistosomiasis mansoni.
CEC/STD meeting on schistosomiasis research. Noordwijk Leiden NLD, 1993/09/06.
This paper reviews the results of a longitudinal, multidisciplinary study on schistosomiasis mansoni that has been in progress in Machakos District, Kenya, since 1980.
Different methods of delivering chemotherapy have been compared in a medium scale operational control programme.
It is concluded that treatment only of infected children is an effective and feasible means of control, the frequency of treatment depending on the severity of disease.
Within the framework of this programme, detailed studies have been indertaken of immunity to reifection after treatment and of the reasons for differences is observed morbidity between different areas.
Mots-clés Pascal : Schistosomiase, Trématodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Schistosoma mansoni, Trematoda, Plathelmintha, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Immunité, Morbidité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Kenya, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schistosomiasis, Trematod disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Schistosoma mansoni, Trematoda, Plathelmintha, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Immunity, Morbidity, Epidemiology, Human, Kenya, Africa
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Cote : 94-0599962
Code Inist : 002B05E03C1. Création : 09/06/1995.