Travel-related schistosomiasis acquired in Laos

Eyal Leshem, Eyal Meltzer, Esther Marva, Eli Schwartz*

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Twelve Israeli travelers acquired schistosomiasis in Laos during 2002-2008, and 7 of them had acute schistosomiasis. The patients were probably exposed to Schistosoma mekongi in southern Laos, an area known to be endemic for schistosomiasis. Four possibly were infected in northern Laos, where reports of schistosomiasis are rare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1823-1826
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2009


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