Objective To longitudinally assess the effectiveness of prevention and control of schistosomiasis in Jiangsu province through analysis of the endemic situation and change trends from 2005 to 2014. Methods Retrospective analysis was performed regarding the number of schistosomiasis cases, acute infection cases, cattle in raising, the number of cattle infected with schistosomiasis and areas with snails from 2005 through 2014. Results Between 2005 and 2014, the number of schistosomiasis cases, acute infection cases, cattle in raising, the number of cattle infected with schistosomiasis and areas with snails tended to decrease in Jiangsu province, and by 2014, the cases of infections in population and cattle in raising were decreased by 53.88% and 64.84%, respectively. No acute infection case in population was reported since 2013, and no infections were found in cattle in raising after 2008. The areas with snails were reduced by 71.25% in 2014 compared to 2005. By 2007, control of schistosomiasis in Jiangsu province was satisfied with national criteria, reached the criteria of transmission control by 2011. Conclusion The endemic situation of schistosomiasis is under effective control in Jiangsu province since practice of comprehensive preventive measures on control of the infection source basis.
JOurnal of Tropical Diseases and Parasitology
endemic situation analysis