What is the life cycle of Schistosoma japonicum?

Updated: Jun 11, 2020
  • Author: Shadab Hussain Ahmed, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In the case of S japonicum, which may be the species with the highest risk of complications, the life cycle may include domesticated animals (eg, cattle) and wild animals (including rodents). This creates a complex and durable reservoir of disease that often thwarts control efforts based on treating human infection and reducing snail populations.

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