An epidemiological study on Schistosoma japonicum in domestic animals in Leyte, Philippines.

@article{Fernandez1982AnES,
  title={An epidemiological study on Schistosoma japonicum in domestic animals in Leyte, Philippines.},
  author={Todd Fernandez and T Petilla and B Banez},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={1982},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={575-9}
}
An epidemiological study of Schistosoma japonicum in domestic animals in two municipalities of the Eastern coastal plain of Leyte, Philippines, showed that pigs and dogs have the highest rates of prevalence. Dogs had the highest mean 24-hour egg output, and pigs the proportion of hatchable eggs. However, dogs serve an important role in maintaining the transmission of the parasite as indicated by a high transmission potential and the close habitual contact of the animals to human. Although… CONTINUE READING