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Biomphalaria pfeifferi Snails and Intestinal Schistosomiasis, Lake Malawi, Africa, 2017–2018

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Alharbi, Mohammad, Condemine, Charlotte, Christiansen, Rosie, LaCourse, James ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9261-7136, Makaula, Peter, Stanton, Michelle, Juziwelo, Lazarus, Kayuni, Seke and Stothard, Russell ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9370-3420 (2019) 'Biomphalaria pfeifferi Snails and Intestinal Schistosomiasis, Lake Malawi, Africa, 2017–2018'. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol 25, Issue 3, pp. 613-615.

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Abstract

Two malacological surveys have demonstrated Biomphalaria pfeifferi in Lake Malawi. The emergence of intestinal schistosomiasis was confirmed upon targeted epidemiological examination of 175 local children across three primary schools. Our findings highlight hitherto unknown autochthonous transmission of Schistosoma mansoni in Lake Malawi and the need to revise international travel advice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > QX 4 General works
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 675 Mollusca
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 810 Schistosomiasis
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
Education
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2503.181601
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2019 15:33
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 10:29
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/10119

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