Schistosoma mekongi


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Schis·to·so·ma me·kong·i

the Mekong schistosome, a species described from the Mekong delta in southern Laos and northern Cambodia. Infection rates are highest for ages 7-15; dogs appear to be the chief reservoir host; the intermediate host snail is the operculid snail, Tricula aperta. Pathology is similar to but generally less severe than that of Schistosoma japonicum.
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Foci of Schistosoma mekongi, northern Cambodia: II.
However, with the exception of the blood fluke Schistosoma mekongi, infection with trematodes or cestodes has seldom been reported (8).
DNA-sequence variation among Schistosoma mekongi populations and related taxa: phylogeography and the current distribution of Asian schistosomiasis.