image of Molecular Tools and Schistosomiasis Transmission Elimination
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Large-scale control efforts in sub Saharan Africa may leave long-term lingering transmission. Large-scale screening of snail infection prevalence by loop-mediated isothermal amplification will enable accurate determination of man-to-snail transmission, as well as the effects of biota in snail habitat on host capacity and thus on snail-to-man transmission. Next-generation sequencing will enable identification of gut content of snails and thus their feeding preferences in hot spots and in non–hot spots, as well as for identification of attractive vegetation types for attracting snails to molluscicides.

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  • Received : 10 Feb 2020
  • Accepted : 15 Jun 2020
  • Published online : 10 Aug 2020
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