Reunión preparatoria OPS/OMS sobre los datos epidemiológicos necesarios para planificar la eliminación de la esquistosomiasis en el Caribe St. George, Grenada, 13–14 diciembre 2007) (En inglés)
Schistosomiasis is a disease of the poor who live in conditions that favor transmission. Schistosomiasis is also an insidious disease, poorly recognized at early ages and disabling to men and women during their most productive years. Rarely fatal, but strongly linked to diarrhea, pain, fatigue, hemoglobin deficit, under nutrition, and reduced exercise tolerance; schistosomiasis’ effects are not negligible for those who are infected and live in endemic areas where recurring infections are possible.
Second presentation (on the elimination of schistomiasis) in a series of ten presentations and other materials produced for the topic “Elimination of Neglected Diseases and Other Infections Related to Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean”, which was presented and approved by the 144th Session of the Executive Committee in June 2009 and will be presented in the next Directing Council of the Organization in September 2009.