Summary: The free-swimming larval forms of parasites found in an intermediate host.
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..Genetic surveillance using microsatellites is therefore important to predict the ongoing gene flow and degree of genetic diversity, which indirectly reflects the success of the control program in schistosomiasis-endemic areas. ..
Augusto R, Tetreau G, Chan P, Walet Balieu M, Mello Silva C, Santos C, et al. Double impact: natural molluscicide for schistosomiasis vector control also impedes development of Schistosoma mansoni cercariae into adult parasites. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;11:e0005789 pubmed publisher
..milii latex in Brazil and other endemic countries as cheap alternative or complement to mass drug treatment with Praziquantel, the only available drug to cure the patients (without preventing re-infection). ..