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Diagnostics for schistosomiasis in Africa and Arabia: a review of present options in control and future needs for elimination.

Stothard, JR, Stanton, MC, Bustinduy, AL, Sousa-Figueiredo, JC, Van Dam, GJ, Betson, M, Waterhouse, D, Ward, S, Allan, F, Hassan, AA , Al-Helal, MA, Memish, ZA and Rollinson, D (2014) Diagnostics for schistosomiasis in Africa and Arabia: a review of present options in control and future needs for elimination. Parasitology, 141 (14). pp. 1947-1961.

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Abstract

Within the World Health Organization 2012-2020 roadmap for control and elimination of schistosomiasis, the scale-up of mass drug administration with praziquantel is set to change the epidemiological landscape across Africa and Arabia. Central in measuring progress is renewed emphasis upon diagnostics which operate at individual, community and environmental levels by assessing reductions in disease, infections and parasite transmission. However, a fundamental tension is revealed between levels for present diagnostic tools, and methods applied in control settings are not necessarily adequate for application in elimination scenarios. Indeed navigating the transition from control to elimination needs careful consideration and planning. In the present context of control, we review current options for diagnosis of schistosomiasis at different levels, highlighting several strengths and weaknesses therein. Future challenges in elimination are raised and we propose that more cost-effective diagnostics and clinical staging algorithms are needed. Using the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a contemporary example, embedding new diagnostic methods within the primary care health system is discussed with reference to both urogenital and intestinal schistosomiasis.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Stothard, JRUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stanton, MCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bustinduy, ALUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sousa-Figueiredo, JCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Van Dam, GJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Betson, Mm.betson@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Waterhouse, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ward, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Allan, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hassan, AAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Al-Helal, MAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Memish, ZAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rollinson, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : December 2014
Identification Number : 10.1017/S0031182014001152
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:33
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:50
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/828270

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