Monthly Archives: March 2018

The timing and the tools for tallying up trematodes: diagnosing and quantifying the burden of intestinal schistosomiasis.

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In the control of parasitic diseases, the correct diagnostic tool at the right time will accurately assess the burden of disease, monitor the impact of the disease control intervention and save valuable resources. Knowing where and when to use which diagnostic tools is paramount to the control of parasitic diseases of public health and veterinary importance. A recent study compares two different diagnostic tools in use for schistosomiasis, presenting findings that have important implications for public health policy in the context of schistosomiasis control and elimination efforts.

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