Biological characteristics and control of intermediate snail host of Schistosoma japonicum.

@article{Ohmae2003BiologicalCA,
  title={Biological characteristics and control of intermediate snail host of Schistosoma japonicum.},
  author={Hiroshi Ohmae and Yuzuru Iwanaga and Takeshi Nara and Hajime Matsuda and Kazuo Yasuraoka},
  journal={Parasitology international},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={409-17}
}
Except for imported cases, we have had no new Schistosoma japonicum infection in Japan since 1977. But there are still two habitats of the intermediate snail host: Oncomelania nosophora in the previous endemic areas of Kofu Basin and Obitsu. O. nosophora from Kofu Basin and Obitsu are susceptible to Chinese and Philippine strains of S. japonicum. The number of immigrants from current endemic areas in China or the Philippines is increasing. In order to prevent re-emerging of S. japonicum… CONTINUE READING