New endemic foci of schistosomiasis infections in the Philippines.

@article{Leonardo2015NewEF,
  title={New endemic foci of schistosomiasis infections in the Philippines.},
  author={Lydia R. Leonardo and Pilarita T. Rivera and Ofelia P. Saniel and Juan Antonio Solon and Yuichi Chigusa and Elena Andino Villacorte and James Christoper Chua and Kharleezelle J. Moendeg and Daria Llenaresas Manalo and Bobby A Crisostomo and Louie Sunico and Nicasio Boldero and Lara Payne and L. Montano Hern{\'a}ndez and Raman Velayudhan},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2015},
  volume={141 Pt B},
  pages={
          354-60
        }
}
Schistosomiasis affects 28 provinces in the Philippines found along the southeastern part where there is continuous rainfall throughout the year. In 2002 and 2005 respectively, two new endemic foci were reported in the northernmost (Gonzaga, Cagayan) and central (Calatrava, Negros Occidental) parts of the country. This study conducted in March 2008-March 2009 confirmed the presence of the disease by determining its prevalence using four diagnostic tests - Kato-Katz, circumoval precipitin test… CONTINUE READING
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