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Main Title Schistosomiasis in rural Egypt : a report of U.S.-Egyptian River Nile and Lake Nasser research project /
Author Miller, F. DeWolfe ; Hussein, Mohamad ; Mancy, Khalil H. ; Hilbert, Morton S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hussein, Mohamad,
Mancy, Khalil H.,
Hilbert, Morton S.,
Miller, F. DeWolfe
Miller, Frederic DeWolfe
CORP Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Public Health. ;Alexandria Univ. (Egypt). Higher Inst. of Public Health.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/1-78-070; SFCP-03-542-1
Stock Number PB 291 490
OCLC Number 10348647
Subjects Schistosomiasis--Egypt--Statistics. ; Rural health services--Egypt. ; Egypt--Statistics, Medical. ; Schistosomiasis--epidemiology. ; Egypt--epidemiology. ; Schistosomiasis--epidemiology--Egypt.
Additional Subjects Egypt ; Schistosomiasis ; Reviews ; Correlations ; Dams ; Trends ; Helminthic diseases ; Infectious diseases ; Parasitic diseases ; Environments ; Tables(Data) ; Africa ; Males ; Females ; Potable water ; Population growth ; Population migration ; Rural areas ; Urban areas ; Relocation ; Life cycles ; Research ; Aswan High Dam ; Adolescents ; Environmental health ; Nubians
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-78-070 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/14/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-1-78-070 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/21/2014
EKAM  EPA-600/1-78-070 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 03/28/1998
ELBD RPS EPA 600-1-78-070 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/08/2019
NTIS  PB-291 490 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xviii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The objectives of this study were to provide current information on the prevalence of schistosomiasis throughout Egypt, to establish trends in the prevalence of schistosomiasis in order to shed light on the potential changes caused by the Aswan High Dam, and to determine correlations between certain environmental variables and the prevalence of the disease. Prevalence was invariably higher in male adolescents with the differential between sexes increasing from north to south. The prevalence was significantly lower in those villagers who obtained water for domestic use from protected supplies. The effect of population growth and migration from rural to urban areas is discussed. Results based on trend analysis of current and past data indicated a strong decline in overall prevalence of the disease in rural populations over the past 40 years. The data did not show an increase in the overall prevalence of schistosomiasis following the construction of the Aswan High Dam. The Nubian population also experienced a decrease in prevalence following relocation, with some villages benefiting more than others. Environmental conditions were also correlated against schistosomiasis prevalence and additional aspects of transmission is discussed. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)
"December 1978." Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-173). Special foreign currency project no. "EPA-600/1-78-070."