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The potential risk of Schistosoma mansoni transmission by the invasive freshwater snail Biomphalaria straminea in South China

June 8, 2020

The potential risk of Schistosoma mansoni transmission by the invasive freshwater snail Biomphalaria straminea in South China

DaTao Lin, Xin Zeng, and colleagues reveal that different types of B. straminea are widespread in cities such as Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Huizhou and Puning and that B. straminea is susceptible to S. mansoni, implying a high potential risk of S. mansoni transmission in South China. 

Image credit: Lin D, Zeng X, Sanogo B, He P, Xiang S, Du S, et al.

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