Prevalence of Schistosoma japonicum infection among animals in fifty villages of Samar province, the Philippines.

@article{Fernandez2007PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of Schistosoma japonicum infection among animals in fifty villages of Samar province, the Philippines.},
  author={Todd Fernandez and M. Tarafder and Ernesto C. Balolong and Lawrence Joseph and Arve Lee Willingham and P. B{\'e}lisle and Joanne P. Webster and Remigio M. Olveda and S T McGarvey and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Carabin},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={147-55}
}
In the Philippines, there is a need to understand the contribution of different domestic and wild animals in transmitting Schistosoma japonicum infection to humans better. The current study describes variation in animal S. japonicum prevalence across 50 endemic villages of Samar Province, the Philippines. A total of 50 villages were selected, 25 with predominantly rain-fed farms and 25 with some irrigation system. At least 35 cats, dogs, pigs, and water buffaloes each were randomly selected and… CONTINUE READING

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