Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Nineteen scientists, field workers, and representatives of funding agencies active in schistosomiasis research and control met in Bellagio, Italy in October 1977 to attempt to evaluate the effectiveness of current control methods and what might be accomplished with available technology. The deliberations included summaries of knowledge on the biology, transmission, and control of schistosomiasis and assessment of major control programs and methodologies. The groups concluded that in the major endemic areas considerable gains in control of schistosomiasis could be made with current technology. However, maintenance of control in most countries, and establishment of serious control programs in countries in which schistosomiasis is a less severe public health problem, would require development of less expensive modalities which would need little monitoring and possibly have benefits extending beyond schistosomiasis control.


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