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Zoonotic schistosomiasis in non-human primates: past, present and future activities at the human-wildlife interface in Africa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22269859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Schistosomiasis is one of the world's most widely distributed and prevalent parasitic diseases. Less widely recognized is that some species of Schistosoma, including several that commonly affect humans, also cause disease in other mammalian species; in particular, infections in non-human primates are known. With interest increasing in emerging zoonotic diseases, the status of schistosomiasis as a zoonotic infection is in need of re-appraisal, especially in light of advances in application of molecular screening and epidemiological tools where newly reported infections raise general animal welfare and conservation concerns. Focusing on Africa, this review provides a summary of the occurrence of schistosomiasis in non-human primates and discusses new ways in which surveillance for schistosomiasis should be integrated into more effective conservation management and disease control strategies. Emphasis is on the more common forms of human schistosomiasis, their clinical manifestations and epidemiological significance in terms of infection reservoir potential.
Authors:
C J Standley; L Mugisha; A P Dobson; J R Stothard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of helminthology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-2697     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985115R     Medline TA:  J Helminthol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-10     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
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