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China’s shifting neglected parasitic infections in an era of economic reform, urbanization, disease control, and the Belt and Road Initiative

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  • China’s shifting neglected parasitic infections in an era of economic reform, urbanization, disease control, and the Belt and Road Initiative

    Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6345419/

    China’s shifting neglected parasitic infections in an era of economic reform, urbanization, disease control, and the Belt and Road Initiative
    Lei Wang,1,2,3 Yang Zou,1,3 Xinping Zhu,4 Maria Elena Bottazzi,2,5 Peter J. Hotez,2,5 and Bin Zhan2,*
    J. Russell Stothard, Editor

    A shifting pattern of parasitic diseases in China

    Published estimates from China’s Ministry of Health indicated that by the early 1990s China exhibited some of the world’s highest prevalence rates of parasitic and other tropical diseases [1]. The findings included estimates that more than 0.5 billion people were infected with ascariasis, whereas approximately 200 million people suffered from trichuriasis and hookworm infection [2, 3]. In the more than two decades since the first published estimates of China’s parasitic infections, the nation has undergone impressive economic development, with its GDP growth roughly increased by 10% annually and massive reductions in the numbers of Chinese living in extreme poverty [4]. Indeed, the World Bank notes that China was successful in achieving all of its Millennium Development Goals [4]. As a result, today China is the second largest economy globally next to the United States...
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