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A novel procedure for precise quantification of Schistosoma japonicum eggs in bovine feces

Xu, Bin; Gordon, Catherine A.; Hu, Wei; McManus, Donald P.; Chen, Hong-Gen; Gray, Darren J.; Ju, Chuan; Zeng, Xiao-Jun; Gobert, Geoffrey N.; Ge, Jun; Lan, Wei-Ming; Xie, Shu-Ying; Jiang, Wei-Sheng; Ross, Allen G.; Acosta, Luz P.; Olveda, Remigio; Feng, Zheng


Schistosomiasis japonica is a zoonosis with a number of mammalian species acting as reservoir hosts, including water buffaloes which can contribute up to 75% to human transmission in the People's Republic of China. Determining prevalence and intensity of Schistosoma japonicum in mammalian hosts is important for calculating transmission rates and determining environmental contamination. A new procedure, the formalin-ethyl acetate sedimentation-digestion (FEA-SD) technique, for increased...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-11-15
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001885


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