Focus: Schistosomiasis

  title={Focus: Schistosomiasis},
  author={Lester Chitsulo and Philip T. Loverde and Dirk A Engels},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
BACKGROUND Causative agents. Human schistosomiasis is caused by the digenetic trematodes Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma intercalatum, Schistosoma japonicum, Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma mekongi. Infection occurs when larval forms of the parasites, known as cercariae, are released from aquatic snails (such as those of the genera Bulinus… CONTINUE READING