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Schistosomiasis reaches Europe


An outbreak of urogenital schistosomiasis has been detected in Europe, with patients affected in France,1,2 Germany,1,2 and Italy. The infection originated in Corsica, in a river north of Porto-Vecchio, a popular tourist destination (figure). The introduction of schistosomiasis is believed to be associated with infected people arriving from a region endemic for the exclusively African parasite, Schistosoma haematobium and disseminating parasite eggs through their urine into snail breeding sites along the river.
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Jérôme Boissier, Hélène Moné, Guillaume Mitta, M. Dolores Bargues, David Molyneux, et al.. Schistosomiasis reaches Europe. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2015, 15 (7), pp.757-758. ⟨10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00084-5⟩. ⟨hal-01259848⟩
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