Host-parasite relationship of Bulinus truncatus and Schistosoma haematobium in Iran. 2. Effect of exposure dosage of miracidia on the biology of the snail host and the development of the parasites.

@article{Chu1966HostparasiteRO,
  title={Host-parasite relationship of Bulinus truncatus and Schistosoma haematobium in Iran. 2. Effect of exposure dosage of miracidia on the biology of the snail host and the development of the parasites.},
  author={Kwan Yi Chu and H Sabbaghian and J Massoud},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1966},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          121-30
        }
}
Laboratory experiments were carried out to study the development of Bulinus truncatus and the larval stages of Schistosoma haematobium after the snails had been exposed to various numbers of miracidia. The results showed: (1) that in the cercarial-incubation period the growth and survival rate of snails was not influenced by the development of the larval stages of S. haematobium, but that in the cercaria-shedding period the life-span of the infected snails was shorter than that of the non… CONTINUE READING

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