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Euro Surveill. 2014 Jun 5;19(22). pii: 20821.

Schistosoma haematobium infections acquired in Corsica, France, August 2013.

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Tropical Medicine Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Abstract

A 12 year-old boy in Germany developed urinary schistosomiasis in January 2014. He had bathed in rivers in south-eastern Corsica five months earlier. Before this case, human schistomiasis had not been reported on the island, although its vector, the snail Bulinus truncatus, locally transmitted the zoonotic Schistosoma bovis. The boy’s father excreted S. haematobium ova that were not viable; the boy’s three siblings had a positive serology against schistosomes.

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