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2 Novel parasites and understanding parasite–host interactions – an interview with Sandra Maruyama

In October 2019 researchers from Brazil identified a new parasite, which presented with similar symptoms to visceral leishmaniasis. To discover more about this novel parasite and other parasitic diseases in Brazil, we interviewed Sandra Maruyama from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar; São Paulo, Brazil) about her research and the future of this field.

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0 Diagnostics for human schistosomiasis: the way forward

The accurate diagnosis of schistosomiasis, in both the mammalian and snail intermediate hosts as well as the environment, is extremely important in proper control and elimination. Despite multiple efforts over last few decades, the search for cheap, sensitive diagnostics for schistosomiasis is ongoing.

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