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This study aimed to assess the competency of health professionals on helminthiasis control in China. The assessment system comprised of two parts, one being the parasitological knowledge test and the other a technical skills assessment. The knowledge test mainly examined morphology, epidemiology, life history and diagnosis of common and important parasites. The skills assessment consisted of sample slides making and species identification using microscopy. From 2012 to 2016, a total of 616 participants from different levels of parasitic diseases prevention and control departments of CDC took part in the assessment. The results had shown a high level of academic knowledge among participants. Accuracy rates of schistosomiasis, echinococcosis, food-borne helminthiases, and soil-transmitted helminthiasis were all above 60%. This showed an excellent knowledge level of helminthiases by participants. However, among all 616 participants, 94.97% passed the thick-smear passing test (>= 60% ), while in microscopy tests the equivalent was only 43.67%. Competencies in different districts varied. It is imperative to set up a North-South skill exchange mechanism of helminthiases diagnostic techniques and to apply new diagnostic tools widely to strengthen helminthiases prevention and control in China.
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Name: Acta tropica
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Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports research on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the eye and visual system. It was originally part of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness. The National Eye Institute was established in 1968.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports research into the mapping of the human genome and other organism genomes. The National Center for Human Genome Research was established in 1989 and re-named the National Human Genome Research Institute in 1997.
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