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Hybrid Schistosomes Transmitted Between People and Livestock Found in West Africa

02/27/19 By
Merck Veterinary Manual

Researchers funded by the UK government have discovered highly infectious new hybrid schistosomes formed from a combination of livestock and human species of the flatworms in West Africa. Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease that affects 200 million people.

Read more about the discovery of new kinds of schistosomes in the Telegraph. 

More information on schistosomiasis is available in the Merck Veterinary Manual. 

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