PMID: 813876Oct 6, 1975

The role of the rat in the dynamics of endemic schistosomias in Guadeloupe

Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences. Série D: Sciences naturelles
C CombesY J Golvan

Abstract

In Guadeloupe (French Lesser Antilles), because they are simultaneously infested with Schistosoma mansoni, which causes the human intestinal schistosomiasis, and Ribeiroia marini, a Trematode which sterilizes the Mollusk-host of the schistosoma, the rats (Rattus rattus and Rattus norvegicus) seem able to influence, at least locally, the infestation of the human population.

Related Concepts

Mollusca
Trematoda
Ribeiroia marini
Schistosoma mansoni antigen
Katayama Fever
Echinochasmus
Platyhelminthes
Schistosomiasis Mansoni
Infestation
Parasitic Diseases

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