T3 ONE HEALTH MALAWI Research Papers Schistosomiasis

T3 ONE HEALTH MALAWI Research Papers Schistosomiasis




  • TITLE - Schistosome Interactions within the Schistosoma haematobium Group, Malawi
  • AUTHOR - Bonnie L. Webster, Mohammad H. Alharbi, Sekeleghe Kayuni, Peter Makaula, Fenella Halstead, Rosie Christiansen, Lazarus Juziwelo, Michelle C. Stanton, E. James LaCourse, David Rollinson, Khumbo Kalua, J. Russell Stothard
  • JOURNAL - Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • ABSTRACT - Molecular analysis of atypical schistosome eggs retrieved from children in Malawi revealed genetic interactions occurring between human (Schistosoma haematobium) and livestock (S. mattheei and S. bovis) schistosome species. Detection of hybrid schistosomes adds a notable new perspective to the epidemiology and control of urogenital schistosomiasis in central Africa.
  • ISSUE - 6
  • VOLUME - 25
  • DOI - 10.3201/eid2506.190020


  • TITLE - A one health approach to reducing schistosomiasis transmission in Lake Malawi
  • AUTHOR - Jay Richard Stauffer, Henry Madsen
  • JOURNAL - Preventive Medicine and Community Health
  • ABSTRACT - To review what we know about urinary schistosomiasis in Lake Malawi and summarize our attempts to use fishes as a biological control of the intermediate hosts.  One Health approach must be employed to effectively control urinary schistosomiasis in Lake Malawi. Health clinics must be supplied with praziquantel for distribution. Education centers must emphasize the need for sanitation and clearly state precautions (e.g., avoid swimming between 1000-1500). Additionally, the importance of snail-eating fishes to control the intermediate hosts must be emphasized. If biological controls are to be implemented, alternate food sources (agriculture, aquaculture) must be made available. A true One Health approach must be utilized to effectively control the transmission of schistosomiasis along the lake shores of Lake Malawi.
  • ISSUE - 3
  • VOLUME - 1
  • DOI - 10.15761/pmch.1000115


  • TITLE - Schistosomiasis in Malawi: a systematic review
  • AUTHOR - Peter Makaula, John R Sadalaki, Adamson S Muula, Sekeleghe Kayuni, Samuel Jemu & Paul Bloch
  • JOURNAL - Parasites & Vectors
  • ABSTRACT - Schistosomiasis remains an important public health problem that undermines social and economic development in tropical regions of the world, mainly Sub-Saharan Africa. We are not aware of any systematic review of the literature of the epidemiology and transmission of schistosomiasis in Malawi since 1985. Therefore, we reviewed the current state of knowledge of schistosomiasis epidemiology and transmission in this country and identified knowledge gaps and relevant areas for future research and research governance.
  • ISSUE - 570
  • VOLUME - 7

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