Biomphalaria alexandrina in Egypt: Past, present and future

@article{AbouElNaga2013BiomphalariaAI,
  title={Biomphalaria alexandrina in Egypt: Past, present and future},
  author={I. F. Abou-El-Naga},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={665-672}
}
The African species of Biomphalaria appeared as a result of the relatively recent west-to-east trans-Atlantic dispersal of the Biomphalaria glabrata-like taxon. In Egypt, Biomphalaria alexandrina is the intermediate host for Schistosoma mansoni. Biomphalaria alexandrina originated in the area between Alexandria and Rosetta and has historically been confined to the Nile Delta. Schistosoma mansoni reached Egypt via infected slaves and baboons from the Land of Punt through migrations that occurred… Expand
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