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Schistosoma haematobium in Morocco: moving from control to elimination

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dc.contributor.author Laamrani, H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mahjour, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Madsen, H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Khallaayoune, K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gryseels, B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-06T14:33:42Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-06T14:33:42Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0169-4758 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-PLA en_US
dc.identifier.other PARAS en_US
dc.identifier.other U-SCHISTO en_US
dc.identifier.other DIREC en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/194
dc.description.abstract In this article, Hammou Laamrani and colleagues summarize the Moroccan schistosomiasis control programme and discuss the challenges ahead for schistosomiasis elimination. In 1994, a programme was initiated by the Moroccan Ministry of Health to eliminate schistosomiasis from Morocco by the year 2004. In 1997, this objective had been achieved in three out of 20 affected provinces. This article discusses the background and strategies of this programme, as well as the achievements, the problems encountered and the challenges ahead, along with suggestions as to how to reach the goal of elimination of urinary schistosomiasis in Morocco, and possibly elsewhere in Africa. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Schistosomiasis haematobium en_US
dc.subject Schistosoma haematobium en_US
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en_US
dc.subject Epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Control programs en_US
dc.subject Elimination en_US
dc.subject Morocco en_US
dc.subject Africa, North en_US
dc.title Schistosoma haematobium in Morocco: moving from control to elimination en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Parasitology Today en_US
dc.citation.volume 16 en_US
dc.citation.pages 257-260 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10827435
dc.citation.jabbreviation Parasitol Today en_US


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