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Prevalence and risk factors of Fascioliasis in China
- Ai, Lin, Chen, Jia-Xu, Cai, Yu-Chun, Lu, Yan, Chu, Yan-Hong, Chen, Shao-Hong, Li, Hao, Song, Peng, Chen, Mu-Xin, Zhou, Xiao-Nong
- Acta tropica 2019 v.196 pp. 180-188
- diagnostic techniques, disease control, fascioliasis, humans, patients, public health, risk factors, ruminants, China
- Fascioliasis has emerged as a significant public health problem among ruminants and humans. Human fascioliasis is a neglected food-borne parasitic disease, which has emerged or reemerged in more than 60 countries worldwide. In China, the first case of human fascioliasis was reported in 1921 in Fujian Province. The first major outbreak of this parasitic disease in 29 patients occurred in 2012 in Yunnan Province. Nonetheless, the prevalence of fascioliasis in China is probably underestimated due to the poor sensitivity of diagnostic tests, limited epidemiological data, and a poor understanding of the impact of subclinical illness. This study aimed to review the prevalence and risk factors of fascioliasis in China so as to improve the prevention and control of this disease.