[Natural infestation of wild rats by Schistosoma mansoni in Guadeloupe: quantitative data on the development and fertility of the parasite].

A study of S. mansoni schistosomiasis in R. rattus and R. norvegicus naturally infected in the Guadeloupean focus confirms the results previously obtained with experimental infections in the Rodents. The number of Schistosomes varies from 1 to 600 (on average: 119 +/- 73) in R. rattus and from 1 to 56 (on average: 21 +/- 14) in R. norvegicus. The sex-ratio… CONTINUE READING