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The Schistosoma japonicum self-cure phenomenon in water buffaloes: Potential impact on the control and elimination of schistosomiasis in China

Li, Yuesheng; McManus, Donald P; Lin, Dan Dan; Williams, Gail; Harn, Donald; Ross, Allen G; Feng, Zheng; Gray, Darren


Schistosomiasis japonica, caused by Schistosoma japonicum, is an important zoonotic disease in China, the Philippines and small pockets of Indonesia. In addition to infecting people, S. japonicum can infect over 40 species of wild and domestic animals which have varying impacts on human infection. It is now generally accepted that bovines, particularly water buffaloes, are the major reservoir for human infection in China as they are naturally infected with schistosomes and deposit more eggs...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal for Parasitology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2013.10.007


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