Schistosoma mansoni: Natural Infection of Cattle in Brazil

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Science  16 Nov 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3542, pp. 831
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3542.831


In an area in Brazil where schistosomiasis has long been endemic, examination of cattle which were slaughtered for food disclosed the presence of adult Schistosoma mansoni in the mesenteric veins of four animals. Eggs of S. mansoni were found in the feces and rectal mucosa of one animal.