Population Genetics of Schistosoma japonicum within the Philippines Suggest High Levels of Transmission between Humans and Dogs

@article{Rudge2008PopulationGO,
  title={Population Genetics of Schistosoma japonicum within the Philippines Suggest High Levels of Transmission between Humans and Dogs},
  author={James W. Rudge and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Carabin and Ernesto C. Balolong and Veronica Tallo and Jaya Shrivastava and Da-Bing Lu and Mar{\'i}a-Gloria Bas{\'a}{\~n}ez and Remigio Olveda and S T McGarvey and Joanne P. Webster},
  journal={PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={e158 - 299}
}
BACKGROUND Schistosoma japonicum, which remains a major public health problem in the Philippines and mainland China, is the only schistosome species for which zoonotic transmission is considered important. While bovines are suspected as the main zoonotic reservoir in parts of China, the relative contributions of various non-human mammals to S. japonicum transmission in the Philippines remain to be determined. We examined the population genetics of S. japonicum in the Philippines in order to… CONTINUE READING
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