Schistosoma intercalatum


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Schis·to·so·ma in·ter·ca·la·tum

a blood fluke species related to Schistosoma haematobium locally distributed in the Republic of Congo and other areas of central Africa, causing mild dysentery and abdominal pains, with enlargement of the spleen and liver; a planorbid snail, Bulinus (Physopsis) africanus, serves as the intermediate host.
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3) Humans are usually infected by five species of schistosomes, namely Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma haematobium, Schisosoma japonicum, Schistosoma mekongi, and Schistosoma intercalatum, but the main burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa is usually attributed to two species, namely, S.
2003) limited their study on larval predation to Bulinus forskali (intermediate host of Schistosoma intercalatum Fischer) and Biomphalaria pfeifferi (intermediate host of S.
There are four species that cause intestinal schistosomiasis: Schistosoma mansoni; Schistosoma japonicum, Schistosoma mekongi, and Schistosoma intercalatum.