The Experimental Pathology of the Lake Lindu Strain of 'Schistosoma Japonicum' in the Crab-Eating Macaque (Macaca Fascicularis) in Indonesia
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
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The detailed pathology of the Lake Lindu, Sulawesi, Indonesia, strain of Schistosoma japonicum has not been described in experimentally infected non- human primates. This study describes the light microscopy lesions caused by this trematode. Two male Macaca fascicularis monkeys were exposed to Schistosoma japonicum cercariae obtained from Onchomelina snails from Lake Lindu, northern Sulawesi Celebes, Indonesia. The animals were sacrificed at four and six months post infection and the microscopic lesions and stool samples are described.
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