Emergence of infections with Schistosoma mansoni in the Dhofar Governorate, Oman

Mohamed A. Idris, Mahmoud Shaban, Joachim Richter, Hélène Moné, Gabriel Mouahid, Andreas Ruppel*

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Abstract

Infections with Schistosoma mansoni were identified in an area of Dhofar (Oman), where this parasite had been virtually absent during recent years and was reported only very sporadically before 1992. In the present survey, performed late in 2001, between 1 and 13% of children (n=519) were found to excrete eggs (one Kato-Katz-smear) in four schools, from four different villages, but no infections were detected in additional five schools (n=281). Infections were light (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
JournalActa Tropica
Volume88
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2003

Keywords

  • Foci
  • Oman
  • Recent infections
  • Schistosoma mansoni
  • Serology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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