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Research Article

High Prevalence of Schistosoma japonicum Infection in Carabao from Samar Province, the Philippines: Implications for Transmission and Control

  • Catherine A. Gordon mail,

    Catherine.Gordon@qimr.edu.au

    Affiliations: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Luz P. Acosta,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology, Research Institute of Tropical Medicine, Manila, Philippines

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  • Darren J. Gray,

    Affiliations: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

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  • Remigo M. Olveda,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology, Research Institute of Tropical Medicine, Manila, Philippines

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  • Blanca Jarilla,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology, Research Institute of Tropical Medicine, Manila, Philippines

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  • Geoffrey N. Gobert,

    Affiliation: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Allen G. Ross,

    Affiliation: Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

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  • Donald P. McManus

    Affiliation: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Published: September 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001778

About the Authors

Catherine A. Gordon, Darren J. Gray, Geoffrey N. Gobert, Donald P. McManus
Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
Catherine A. Gordon, Darren J. Gray
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Luz P. Acosta, Remigo M. Olveda, Blanca Jarilla
Department of Immunology, Research Institute of Tropical Medicine, Manila, Philippines
Darren J. Gray, Allen G. Ross
Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: Catherine.Gordon@qimr.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CAG DJG DPM GNG AGR. Performed the experiments: CAG LPA BJ. Analyzed the data: CAG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CAG DJG DPM RMO LPA. Wrote the paper: CAG DPM.