This Week in PLOS

Australian and American researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases present evidence for widespread infection by Schistosoma japonicum blood flukes in schistosomiasis-endemic regions in the Philippines. Using fecal samples from 560 individuals living in six schistosomiasis-endemic villages in the Philippines, the team tested a new real-time quantitative PCR assay for S. japonicum infection.

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