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Parasitol Res. 2015 Nov;114(11):4127-33. doi: 10.1007/s00436-015-4643-4. Epub 2015 Aug 14.

Introgressive hybridizations of Schistosoma haematobium by Schistosoma bovis at the origin of the first case report of schistosomiasis in Corsica (France, Europe).

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1
University Perpignan Via Domitia, IHPE UMR 5244, CNRS, IFREMER, University Montpellier, 58 avenue Paul Alduy, Bât. R, F-66860, Perpignan, France.
2
Tropical Medicine Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany.
3
Institut de Recherche en Écologie Tropicale (IRET)/CENAREST., BP 13354, Libreville, Gabon.
4
Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, 01BP526, Cotonou, Benin.
5
Service de Parasitologie-Mycologie, CHU Toulouse and Centre de Physiopathologie de Toulouse Purpan, INSERM U1043, CNRS UMR5282, Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France.
6
Tropical Medicine Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany. Joachim.Richter@med.uni-duesseldorf.de.

Abstract

This study concerns the first urinary schistosomiasis case observed in Corsica (France, Europe) occurring in a 12-year-old German boy. The aim was to identify the relationship between this Schistosoma haematobium infection and other schistosomes of the Schistosoma group with terminal-spined ova. Morphological and molecular analyses were conducted on the ova. The results showed that the schistosome responsible for the emergence of schistosomiasis in Corsica was due to S. haematobium introgressed by genes from S. bovis.

KEYWORDS:

Corsica; Europe; France; Haematuria; Hybrids; Schistosoma; Schistosoma bovis; Schistosoma haematobium; Urinary schistosomiasis

PMID:
26268566
DOI:
10.1007/s00436-015-4643-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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