North Borneo (Malaysia): A New Locality for Schistosoma Japonicum

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  • Departments of Parasitology, Southwest Foundation for Research and Education, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2, San Antonio, Texas, Taiwan, Republic of China

Eleven pairs of schistosomes, indistinguishable from the classical Schistosoma japonicum, were found in a monkey (Macaca fascicularis) taken near Ranau in North Borneo. The new locality is within the recorded range of the species which extends from Japan, China, Taiwan, and Philippines through Southeast Asia to the Celebes.

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