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Table 1 Progress in the control and elimination of NTDs in the People’s Republic of China

From: Neglected tropical diseases in the People’s Republic of China: progress towards elimination

Infection Estimated number of infections/new infections (year) Current geographical distribution Coverage of active surveillance Coverage of passive surveillance
Bacterial
 Leprosy 634 new cases (2017) 18 provinces, mainly in western and southern areas No National level
 Trachoma Eliminated as public health problem (2015) No No
Viral
 Dengue 5893 new cases (2017) 27 provinces, mainly in 3 southern provinces 5 provinces National level
 Rabies 516 new cases (2017) 27 provinces, mainly in eastern, central, and southwestern areas 6 provinces National level
Protozoal
 Leishmaniasis 182 new cases (2017) 10 provinces, mainly in 3 western indigenous provinces No National level
Helminth
 Echinococcosis 166 098 (2012–2016) 9 western provinces All 9 endemic provinces National level
 Food-borne trematodiasis
  Clonorchiasis 6.0 million (2014–2015) 18 provinces, mainly in southeastern and northeastern areas 30 provinces No
 Lymphatic filariasis Eliminated as a public health problem (2007) No National level
 Schistosomiasis 37 601 (2017) 12 provinces along the Yangtze River 13 provinces National level
 Soil-transmitted helminth infection 29.1 million (2014–2015) 31 provinces, mainly in the western and southern parts 30 provinces No
  Ascariasis 8.8 million (2014–2015) 31 provinces, mainly in western areas   
  Trichuriasis 6.6 million (2014–2015) 28 provinces, mainly in western areas   
  Hookworm infection 17.0 million (2014–2015) 19 provinces, mainly in the western and southern parts   
 Taeniasis/cysticercosis
  Taeniasis 36 6247a (2014–2015) 12 provinces, mainly in western areas 5 provinces No
  Cysticercosis No clear data available Mainly in western areas No No
  1. NTDs neglected tropical diseases
  2. a Most estimated to be T. saginata