- Tropical Medicine and Health (ISSN:13488945)
- vol.36, no.3SUPPLEMENT, pp.S49-S67, 2008 (Released:2008-11-10)
For a long period Japan was a country with a variety of parasites linked to the geo-climatic features of the country and agricultural modes. However national endeavors to promote parasite controls resulted in the successful elimination of those parasites by around 1970. In this short article, I briefly overview the control programs of soil-transmitted parasites, lymphatic filaria, Schistosoma japonicum and malaria, and cite some of the characteristic features and remarkable facts revealed in the course of individual control programs.