Korean J Parasitol.  2009 Mar;47(1):1-5. 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.1.1.

Modeling the Dynamics and Control of Transmission of Schistosoma japonicum and S. mekongi in Southeast Asia

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  • 1Department of Human Ecology, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530, Japan. ishikawa@ems.okayama-u.ac.jp
  • 2Department of Parasitology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo 162-8640, Japan.

Abstract

A mathematical model for transmission of schistosomes is useful to predict effects of various control measures on suppression of these parasites. This review focuses on epidemiological and environmental factors in Schistosoma japonicum and Schistosoma mekongi infections and recent advances in mathematical models of Schistosoma transmission.

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Schistosoma japonicum; Schistosoma mekongi; mathematical model; control strategies
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