High Reinfection Rate after Preventive Chemotherapy for Fishborne Zoonotic Trematodes in…

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is the first open-access journal devoted to the world's most neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), such as elephantiasis, river blindness, leprosy, hookworm, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness. Links to PLoSNTD content is shared via GHHub using the Creative Commons. http://www.plosntds.org/

by Tore Lier, Dung Trung Do, Maria Vang Johansen, Thi Hop Nguyen, Anders Dalsgaard, Anne Mette Asfeldt Background The World Health Organization aims for complete morbidity control of fishborne zoonotic trematodes (FZT) in endemic areas by 2020. The main intervention tool for achieving this goal is regular use of preventive chemotherapy by offering praziquantel to those at risk in endemic areas. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of preventive chemotherapy to control FZT in an endemic area in Northern Vietnam.

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High Reinfection Rate after Preventive Chemotherapy for Fishborne Zoonotic Trematodes in…