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Real-time PCR Demonstrates High Prevalence of Schistosoma japonicum in the Philippines: Implications for Surveillance and Control

Gordon, Catherine; Acosta, Luz P; Gobert, Geoffrey N; Olveda, Remigio; Ross, Allen G; Williams, Gail; Gray, Darren; Harn, Donald; Li, Yuesheng; McManus, Donald P


The Philippines has a population of approximately 103 million people, of which 6.7 million live in schistosomiasis-endemic areas with 1.8 million people being at risk of infection with Schistosoma japonicum. Although the country-wide prevalence of schistosomiasis japonica in the Philippines is relatively low, the prevalence of schistosomiasis can be high, approaching 65% in some endemic areas. Of the currently available microscopy-based diagnostic techniques for detecting schistosome infections...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003483
Access Rights: Open Access


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