Introgressed Animal Schistosomes Schistosoma curassoni and S. bovis Naturally Infecting Humans

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Léger, Elsa ; Garba, Amadou ; Hamidou, Amina A. ; Webster, Bonnie L. ; Pennance, Tom ; Rollinson, David ; Webster, Joanne P. (2016)
  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases, volume 22, issue 12, pages 2,212-2,214 (issn: 1080-6040, eissn: 1080-6059)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3201/eid2212.160644, pmc: PMC5189150
  • Subject: Africa | Letters to the Editor | Niger | zoonotic hybrid species | zoonoses | cattle | hybrids | introgression | schistosomes | Schistosoma curassoni | Schistosoma haematobium | Schistosoma bovis | parasitic worms | Letter | livestock | parasites | neglected tropical disease | Introgressed Animal Schistosomes Schistosoma curassoni and S. bovis Naturally Infecting Humans | schistosomiasis | humans
    mesheuropmc: digestive system diseases | virus diseases
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