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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There are five species of Schistosoma that infect humans: Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma japonicum, Schistosoma intercalatum, and Schistosoma mekongi with the first three being the most common [3, 4].
Most hepatobiliary disease is caused by Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma japonicum, or Schistosoma mekongi, as these prefer mesenteric and portal veins.
(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.
There are four species that cause intestinal schistosomiasis: Schistosoma mansoni; Schistosoma japonicum, Schistosoma mekongi, and Schistosoma intercalatum.
Foci of Schistosoma mekongi, northern Cambodia: II.
Table 6-1 Classification of Trematodes According to Their Habitat Blood flukes * Schistosoma haematobium * Schistosoma mansoni * Schistosoma japonicum * Schistosoma mekongi Liver flukes * Fasciola hepatica * Clonorchis sinensis * Opisthorchis felineus * Opisthorchis viverrini Lung flukes * Paragonimus westermani Intestinal flukes * Fasciolopsis buski * Heterophyes heterophyes
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.