Schistosoma mekongi

Schistosoma mekongi

The Mekong schistosome, a species described from the Mekong delta near Khong island in southern laos and northern Cambodia. Infection rates are highest for ages 7 to 15; dogs appear to be the chief reservoir host; the intermediate host snail is the 3 mm-long operculid snail, tricula aperta. Pathology is similar to but generally less severe than that of schistosoma japonicum.

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