Volume 42, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



To investigate the usage of antischistosomal drugs in the Nile Delta, an antischistosomal drug history was obtained by interview from a sample of inhabitants of the villages of Halaba (1,024, or every 4th household) and Kharkania (505, or every 20th household), south-central Nile Delta. Only 3% and 0.4% of participants, respectively, in the 2 villages reported receiving antischistosomal drugs during the previous 4 years. Most villagers received oral compounds (praziquantel and niridazole), and the treatment regimen was completed by 95%. This study reveals changes in antischistosomal drug usage since a study 8 years earlier in the village of Halaba, when most of the drugs were injectable compounds.


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