Conquering schistosomiasis in China: the last mile [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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Researchers: Prof Don Mcmanus (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Darren Gray Prof Archie Clements Prof Gail Williams Prof Yuesheng Li

Brief description Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia), caused by Schistosoma bloodflukes, is an ancient disease in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). After decades of control, the Chinese authorities have slated their intention to eliminate the disease by 2020. However, current diagnostic methods underestimate the true infection rates so we contend this target is unattainable. Supplementation of current control measures with additional public health interventions will be required to achieve the goal of elimination.

Funding Amount $AUD 2,516,201.46

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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