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Zoonotic schistosomiasis in non-human primates: past, present and future activities at the human-wildlife interface in Africa.

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Standley, C J, Mugisha, L, Dobson, A P and Stothard, J Russell ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9370-3420 (2012) 'Zoonotic schistosomiasis in non-human primates: past, present and future activities at the human-wildlife interface in Africa.'. Journal of helminthology, Vol 86, Issue 2, pp. 131-40.

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Abstract

Schistosomiasis is one of the world's most widely distributed and prevalent parasitic diseases. Less widely recognized is that some species of Schistosoma, including several that commonly affect humans, also cause disease in other mammalian species; in particular, infections in non-human primates are known. With interest increasing in emerging zoonotic diseases, the status of schistosomiasis as a zoonotic infection is in need of re-appraisal, especially in light of advances in application of molecular screening and epidemiological tools where newly reported infections raise general animal welfare and conservation concerns. Focusing on Africa, this review provides a summary of the occurrence of schistosomiasis in non-human primates and discusses new ways in which surveillance for schistosomiasis should be integrated into more effective conservation management and disease control strategies. Emphasis is on the more common forms of human schistosomiasis, their clinical manifestations and epidemiological significance in terms of infection reservoir potential.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 695 Parasitic diseases (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 810 Schistosomiasis
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 950 Zoonoses (General)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Disease Control Strategy Group
Groups (2002 - 2012) > Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022149X12000028
Depositing User: Mary Creegan
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2013 14:46
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:05
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/3253

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