• Mapping freshwater snails in north-western Angola: distribution, identity and molecular diversity of medically important taxa

      Allan, F; Sousa-Figueiredo, JC; Emery, AM; Paulo, R; Mirante, C; Sebastião, A; Brito, M; Rollinson, D (BMC & Springer Nature, 2017-10-10)
      This study was designed to determine the distribution and identity of potential intermediate snail hosts of Schistosoma spp. in Bengo, Luanda, Kwanza Norte and Malanje Provinces in north-western Angola. This is an area where infection with Schistosoma haematobium, causing urogenital schistosomiasis, is common but little is yet known about transmission of the disease. Angola has had a varied past with regard to disease control and is revitalising efforts to combat neglected tropical diseases.