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Innovation on molluscicides development and application

Guest Edited by Henry Madson, David Rollinson, Nicholas Midzi and Xiao-Nong Zhou

An article collection published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty.

There are challenges and complicated factors involved in the interruption of transmission of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) which has been one of new indicators in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For instance, single approach by using preventive chemotherapy in the national schistosomiasis control programme will be difficult to end endemicity of schistosomiasis as one of SDGs indicator. Needs on developing better strategies to mitigate these challenges have been widely discussed for the global actions such as application of mollusciciding in the programmes to complement the elimination strategies of schistosomiasis, ensure proper molluscicides application in the field with a good molluscicidal efficacy, develop innovative snail control tools and molluscicides delivering tools, fill gaps in knowledge on mechanism of molluscicides effectiveness, molluscicidal screening strategies or methodologies and impact of management practices. Particularly, it is time for the community of global schistosomiasis elimination to discuss the cost-effectiveness of mollusciciding component in the elimination programme.

To trigger more research activities in the field of molluscicides development and application in the national control programme of neglected tropical diseases, we have published this thematic series in Infectious Diseases of Poverty.

  1. Schistosomiasis japonica is a chronic parasitic disease that seriously harms people's health. Oncomelania hupensis is the only intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum. The micro-environmental factors surroundi...

    Authors: Mao-Mao Liu, Yun Feng and Kun Yang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2021 10:47
  2. Control of snail intermediate hosts has been proved to be a fast and efficient approach for interrupting the transmission of schistosomiasis. Some plant extracts have shown obvious molluscicidal activity, and ...

    Authors: Tie-Wu Jia, Wei Wang, Le-Ping Sun, Shan Lv, Kun Yang, Neng-Min Zhang, Xi-Bao Huang, Jian-Bing Liu, Han-Cheng Liu, Rui-Hua Liu, Fathia A. Gawish, Mohamed R. Habib, Mohamed A. El-Emam, Charles H. King and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:27

    The Correction to this article has been published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:42

  3. Intestinal schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma mansoni is a wide spread disease in most parts of Ethiopian highlands. Snail control is one major strategy in schistosomiasis control. The use of molluscicidal pla...

    Authors: Belayhun Mandefro, Seid Tiku Mereta, Yinebeb Tariku and Argaw Ambelu
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:133