Schistosomes of small mammals from the Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya: new species, familiar species, and implications for schistosomiasis control

@article{Hanelt2010SchistosomesOS,
  title={Schistosomes of small mammals from the Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya: new species, familiar species, and implications for schistosomiasis control},
  author={Ben Hanelt and Ibrahim N Mwangi and Joseph M. Kinuthia and Geoffrey M. Maina and Lelo E. Agola and Martin W. Mutuku and Michelle L. Steinauer and Bernard R Agwanda and L Kigo and Ben N. Mungai and Eric S Loker and Gerald M. Mkoji},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2010},
  volume={137},
  pages={1109 - 1118}
}
SUMMARY Recent schistosomiasis control efforts in sub-Saharan Africa have focused nearly exclusively on treatment of humans with praziquantel. However, the extent to which wild mammals act as reservoirs for Schistosoma mansoni and therefore as sources of renewed transmission following control efforts is poorly understood. With the objective to study the role of small mammals as reservoir hosts, 480 animals belonging to 9 rodent and 1 insectivore species were examined for infection with… 

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