Is there immunity to Schistosoma japonicum?

Allen G.P. Ross, Adrian C. Sleigh, Yuesheng S. Li, Gail M. Williams, Gemiliano D.L. Aligui, Don P. McManus

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    The Oriental schistosome, Schistosoma japonicum, unlike the other two major schistosomes that infect humans (S. mansoni and S. haematobium), is a zoonotic species. The transmission dynamics and the potential effects of host-related regulatory factors, including immunity, are likely to be distinct for this parasite. Here, Allen Ross and collaborators from Australia, China and the Philippines discuss recently published and established epidemiological and laboratory data bearing on anti-infection immunity to Asian schistosomiasis, and contrast these findings with the emerging picture of development of anti-infection immunity against the African schistosomes. Implications for vaccines and other control strategies for schistosomiasis japonica are also discussed. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)159-164
    Number of pages6
    JournalParasitology Today
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2000


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