Volume 95, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Schistosomiasis affects millions of people across Africa. We detected eggs of in western lowland gorilla and central chimpanzee fecal samples in Loango National Park, Gabon. We analyzed nuclear and mitochondrial DNA, namely internal transcribed spacer and cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 fragments, and the resulting maximum likelihood phylogenetic analyses and haplotype network of the ITS and COI, respectively, showed that the samples from gorillas and chimpanzees clustered clearly within the clade. This is the first confirmed record of from Gabon, which urges surveillance in the area and prompts questions regarding the extent of zoonotic transmission and the clinical impact.


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  • Received : 06 Jun 2016
  • Accepted : 21 Jun 2016
  • Published online : 05 Oct 2016

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