Infections can be treated by albendazole, mebendazole, praziquantel, or niclosamide. Parasite prevalence can be managed through molluscides, since the first parasitic stage depends on snails (Graczyk and Fried, 1998).
Establishing a separate control program is not justified due to the nature of echinostomiasis; the World Health Organization can control it through food-borne parasitoses programs already in place (Graczyk and Fried, 1998).
Blocking or interrupting the life cycle can be achieved through the use of molluscides, thus eliminating the intermediate hosts and hindering transmission. Environmental alteration can also curb echinostomiasis transmission; introducing predators of the vector is one example (Graczyk and Fried, 1998).
Public education programs can have a great impact on reduction of echinostomiasis. Educating people about the dangers of using night soil and eating raw snails and tadpoles is important. Understandably, habits and cultural practices are difficult to change. But with the right implementation of health education programs and changes in diet and food preparation, echinostomiasis can be greatly reduced in endemic areas.