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Reference Book on schistosomiasis get free trial

Researchers from Fiocruz and international institutions to gather information about the diagnosis, treatment and disease control

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Researchers from Fiocruz, including the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC / Fiocruz), and other important educational and research institutions in the world organized the book Schistosomiasis, an online publication on schistosomiasis, available as a reference book open for free access. Second only to malaria, the disease is the second most devastating parasitic socioeconomic point of view. The work is an important Contributed to combat schistosomiasis.

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Organized by Mohammad Bagher Rokni, Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, University of Medical Sciences of Iran, the book is divided into six parts, ranging from diagnosis to aspects of malacology, through topics such as treatment, control, demonstrations and clinical epidemiology of the disease. Suitable for students, researchers or even just one who seeks information and knowledge, the publication provides updated information about the disease.

The researcher IOC Tereza Favre, Laboratory of Eco-epidemiology and Control of Schistosomiasis and Geohelmintoses, is an author of the chapter dealing with the guidelines of schistosomiasis control in endemic areas in Brazil. The author discusses, among other things, strategies to facilitate access and coverage of the disease control actions aimed at school-age group from an endemic area. Along with Favre, Carolina participated F. S. Coutinho, Katia G. Costa, Aline F. Galvão, Ana Paula B. Pereira, Lilian Beck, Oswaldo G. Octavio Cruz and S. Pieri.

Emphasizing the historical aspects of the presence of Schistosoma mansoni in Brazil, and the significant increase in cases of illness from the migration from the Northeast to the South and Southeast, the chapter related to the epidemiology of the disease in the country, written by researcher IOC José Rodrigues Coura, head of the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, along with expert Maria José Conceição, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), also presents recommendations for the improvement of sanitation, drinking water and health education, aiming at the reduction of frequent reinfections.

The IOC researchers Rosana Gentile and Paul S. Andrea D, Laboratory of Biology and Parasitology of Wild Mammals Reservoirs, Magali Barreto, Laboratory Evaluation and Promotion of Environmental Health, and Margaret Gill, Laboratory of Helminth Parasites of Vertebrates, presented a study that shows the role of wild rodents in the transmission S. mansoni in Brazil. In addition to the IOC researchers, specialists of the Research Center René Split (Fiocruz Minas) also helped in preparing the book.

<b> Overview </ b>

Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease caused by parasites of the genus Schistosoma. The disease is among the neglected diseases cataloged by the Global Plan to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (2008-2015) and is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO), the second most devastating parasitic disease socioeconomically, second only to malaria. According to WHO, schistosomiasis affects at least 200 million people worldwide, more than 700 million people live in endemic areas and more than 200 000 deaths are reported annually.

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