Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by several trematode species belonging to the genus of parasitic flatworms known as schistosomes
. It is currently the most widespread of the water borne diseases and carries a number of socioeconomic burdens.
Additionally, the previous demonstration of antigenic community among different schistosome
species and different vaccine candidate molecules including Sm28GST, also at the epitopic level, argues in favor of the relevance of this conserved protein (2).
A few raccoons donated from nearby hunters in both counties, and a small number of road-killed specimens from both areas were examined for schistosomes
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Swiss albino mice CDI strain weighing 18-22 g were raised and maintained throughout the expriment in the Schistosome
Biological Materials Supply Program, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (SBSP/TBRI), Giza, Eygpt.
Antibody responses to the fucosylated LacdiNAc glycan antigen in Schistosoma mansoni-infected mice and expression of the glycan among schistosomes
The pathophysiology of schistosomiasis is a result of the immune response against the schistosome
are blood flukes, or flatworms, that infect people through the skin during the parasite's waterborne larval stage.
worm which causes Bilharzia disease, left, is thought to be the key for treatment; ALLERGY: Cats and traditional treatment
In August, 1904 he performed an autopsy of a patient who "died of intense uncinariasis complicated by intestinal bilharziosis, extracting from the trunk of the portal vein 219 schistosome
flukes." By December 1904, Gonzalez-Martinez had identified 59 cases of 1321 fecal samples examined (4.5 % positive rate) and in 1905 he reported a single case from a patient from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Schistosomiasis (bilharzia) Eggs of the Schistosome
worm are passed out in human feces.
A formally analogous situation accompanied by an Allee effect, though for a case of unilateral mutualism, was presented by Macdonald (1965) and May and Anderson (1979) in their detailed analyses of schistosomiasis, which is caused by schistosome
, digenetic nematodes, with complex life cycles involving human and aquatic snails as primary and indirect hosts, respectively.