Food Hygiene

Major trends in human parasitic diseases in China.

Trends Parasitol. 2010 May;26(5):264-70. Epub 2010 Apr 17.

Major trends in human parasitic diseases in China.

Li THe SZhao HZhao GZhu XQ.

Department of Parasitology, Shandong University School of Medicine, 44 Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China.


Tremendous progress has been made in the control and prevention of human parasitic diseases in mainland China in the past 30 years because of China’s Reform and Opening to the Outside Policies initiated in 1978. However, parasitic diseases remain a major human health problem, with significant morbidity and mortality as well as adverse socioeconomic consequences. Although soil-transmitted parasitic diseases are in the process of being gradually controlled, food-borne parasitic diseases and emerging parasitic diseases are becoming the focus of new campaigns for control and prevention. This article reviews major trends in human parasitic diseases in mainland China, with perspectives for control.

PMID: 20400374 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]



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