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Schistosomiasis intestinal Prevention
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Schistosomiasis, intestinal
Prevention and Control
  • Health education in endemic areas (especially in schools) is very important
  • The life cycle can be interrupted at various points:
    - by providing sanitary installations (to prevent infection of snails)
    - by eliminating snails with molluscicides (rarely effective!)
    - by preventing human contacts with cercariae (safe water supply, preventing access to transmission sites etc.)
    - by mass treatment in endemic areas (to reduce egg excretion and infection of intermediate hosts)
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