Postnatal challenge infections of congenitally Schistosoma japonicum-infected piglets.


The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of a congenital Schistosoma japonicum infection on the establishment, fecundity, and pathogenicity of a postnatal challenge infection. Five prenatally S. japonicum-infected piglets received a challenge infection (prenatal + challenge group), 5 prenatally infected piglets were followed without challenge… (More)