A Report of a Conference on Newer Immunologic Approaches to Schistosomiasis

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  • Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Yale University, The Rockefeller Foundation, New Haven, Connecticut 06510

A conference on newer immunologic approaches to schistosomiasis was held in April 1975; 21 participants from 9 countries attended. Knowledge which had been acquired primarily in the last 3 years concerning immune responses in schistosomiasis was reviewed and discussed by a group of investigators whose training was primarily in immunology. The general areas of discussion concerned antigens, antibodies, cell-mediated immunity, resistance to reinfection, and mechanisms of immunity.

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