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Time to set the agenda for schistosomiasis elimination.
An agenda for the elimination of schistosomiasis would aim to identify the gaps in knowledge, and define the tools, strategies and guidelines that will help national control programmes move towards elimination, including an internationally accepted mechanism that allows verification/confirmation of elimination. Expand
Phylogenies inferred from mitochondrial gene orders-a cautionary tale from the parasitic flatworms.
Investigations on the mitochondrial genomes of two groups of human blood flukes within the genus Schistosoma revealed striking divergences in mitochondrial gene order, startled by the remarkable differences which came to light between the two groups. Expand
The phylogeny of the Schistosomatidae based on three genes with emphasis on the interrelationships of Schistosoma Weinland, 1858
The principal findings are that Ornithobilharzia and AustrobilHarzia form a sister group to the Schistosoma; mammalian schistosomes appear paraphyletic and 2 TrichobilharZia species, T. ocellata and T. szidati, seem to be synonymous. Expand
Widespread vertical transmission and associated host sex–ratio distortion within the eukaryotic phylum Microspora
Evidence is presented for widespread use of vertically transmitted microsporidia and associated sex–ratio distortion in a eukaryotic phylum and it is proposed that VT is either an ancestral trait or evolves with peculiar frequency in this phylum. Expand
Bidirectional Introgressive Hybridization between a Cattle and Human Schistosome Species
Schistosomiasis is a disease of great medical and veterinary importance in tropical and subtropical regions, caused by parasitic flatworms of the genus Schistosoma (subclass Digenea). Following majorExpand
Introgressive Hybridization of Schistosoma haematobium Group Species in Senegal: Species Barrier Break Down between Ruminant and Human Schistosomes
These data provide indisputable evidence for: the high occurrence of bidirectional hybridization between these Schistosoma species; the first conclusive evidence for the natural hybridisation between S. haematobium and S. curassoni; and demonstrate that the transmission of the different species and their hybrids appears focal. Expand
Use of circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) dipsticks for detection of intestinal and urinary schistosomiasis.
While CCA dipsticks are a good alternative, or complement, to stool microscopy for field diagnosis of intestinal schistosomiasis, they have no proven value for fielddiagnosis of urinary schistosaursomiasis unless Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) strategies are developed. Expand
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting at Manson House, London, 18 May 1995. The epidemiology of human schistosomiasis in the Senegal river basin.
There was a significant increase in both the prevalence and intensity of urinary and intestinal schistosomiasis in the human population in parts of the SRB. Expand
Diagnosis of Soil-Transmitted Helminths in the Era of Preventive Chemotherapy: Effect of Multiple Stool Sampling and Use of Different Diagnostic Techniques
Rigorous epidemiologic surveillance of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in the era of preventive chemotherapy is facilitated by multiple stool sampling bolstered by different diagnostic techniques. Expand
Trematodes and snails: an intimate association
This work considers the mechanisms and responses deployed by trematodes and snails that result in compatibility or rejection of the parasite, and the macroevolutionary implications that they may effect. Expand