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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 that infect humans are also occasionally recovered from baboons, rodents, and other mammals. Larval stages of the parasite are dependent(More)
Experiments to determine the susceptibility of Biomphalaria tenagophila from 20 localities over the species range exposed to a strain of Schistosoma mansoni showed widely varying infection rates, from 0% to 91.5%, this latter having been observed in a sample from an area where the natural infection rate of B. tenagophila has been the highest in the country.(More)
A sample of Biomphalaria amazonica from Porto Velho, Rondônia state, was exposed to miracidia of Schistosoma mansoni (SJ2 strain) from São José dos Campos, São Paulo state (five miracidia per snail). Water freshly taken from the snails' breeding place was used to make sure that its quality was compatible with hatching of miracidia and their penetration into(More)
Susceptibility experiments were carried out with a Biomphalaria straminea-like planorbid snail (Biomphalaria aff. straminea, species inquirenda) from Espinillar, near Salto (Uruguay), in the area of the Salto Grande reservoir, exposed individually to 5 miracidia of Schistosoma mansoni (SJ2 and BH2 strains). Of 130 snails exposed to the SJ2 strain,(More)