Resistance to reinfection with Schistosoma japonicum in the mouse.


BALB/c and outbred mice infected with a Philippine isolate of Schistosoma japonicum for 50 to 60 days expressed strong resistance to reinfection. The extent of this reinfection resistance ranged from 72 to 93% in 5 experiments (mean = 80% resistance) as determined by numbers of immature worms recovered from already infected and age- and sex-matched… (More)