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[Viewpoint] An audacious goal: the elimination of schistosomiasis in our lifetime through mass drug administration

Preventive chemotherapy with 40 mg/kg of praziquantel has been endorsed and advocated by WHO1 for the global control of schistosomiasis, yet the drug does not prevent reinfection. In this Viewpoint, we discuss issues related to this control strategy, which is now implemented in many countries where schistosomiasis is endemic.