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Schistosoma mansoni in Gabon: Emerging or Ignored?

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    0468229 - BC 2017 RIV US eng J - Journal Article
    Červená, B. - Brant, S. V. - Fairet, E. - Shirley, M.H. - Petrželková, Klára Judita - Modrý, David
    Schistosoma mansoni in Gabon: Emerging or Ignored?
    American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Roč. 95, č. 4 (2016), s. 849-851. ISSN 0002-9637. E-ISSN 1476-1645
    Institutional support: RVO:60077344
    Keywords : schistosomiasis * humans * Africa
    OECD category: Epidemiology
    Impact factor: 2.549, year: 2016

    Schistosomiasis affects millions of people across Africa. We detected eggs of Schistosoma mansoni in western lowland gorilla and central chimpanzee fecal samples in Loango National Park, Gabon. We analyzed nuclear and mitochondrial DNA, namely internal transcribed spacer and cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 fragments, and the resulting maximum likelihood phylogenetic analyses and haplotype network of the ITS and COI, respectively, showed that the samples from gorillas and chimpanzees clustered clearly within the S. mansoni clade. This is the first confirmed record of S. mansoni from Gabon, which urges surveillance in the area and prompts questions regarding the extent of zoonotic transmission and the clinical impact.
    Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0266070

     
     
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