Epidemiological identification of Chinese individuals putatively susceptible or insusceptible to Schistosoma japonicum: a prelude to immunogenetic study of human resistance to Asian schistosomiasis.

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An epidemiological method, field-tested in Hunan, China, to identify residents potentially susceptible or insusceptible to endemic schistosomiasis japonica is described, as a prelude to selection of subjects for immunogenetic studies. After an initial cross-sectional survey on two islands (Qingshan and Niangashan--population 2990) in 1995-1996, an… (More)

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