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The Growth, Reproduction and Survival of Biomphalaria Species in the Field and Laboratory Conditions at Lake Albert in Western Uganda
(International Journal of Development Research, 2016-05)
Bilharzia or Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection of man and is caused by blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma. The parasite is transmitted through specific aquatic intermediate hosts in arious freshwater habitats. ...
Origin and diversification of the human parasite Schistosoma mansoni
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2005)
Schistosoma mansoni is the most widespread of the human-infecting schistosomes, present in 54 countries, predominantly in Africa, but also in Madagascar, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Neotropics. Adult-stage parasites ...
Evolutionary Relationships and Biogeography of Biomphalaria (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) with Implications Regarding Its Role as Host of the Human Bloodfluke, Schistosoma mansoni
(Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2001)
The wide geographic distribution of Schistosoma mansoni, a digenetic trematode and parasite of humans, is determined by the occurrence of its intermediate hosts, freshwater snails of the genus Biomphalaria (Preston 1910). ...