What are the intermediate hosts of Schistosoma?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Shadab Hussain Ahmed, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The different species of Schistosoma have different types of snails serving as their intermediate hosts; these hosts are as follows [8, 9, 10] :

  • Biomphalaria for S mansoni

  • Oncomelania for S japonicum

  • Tricula (Neotricula aperta) for S mekongi

  • Bulinus for S haematobium and S intercalatum


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