Hybrid flatworms pass from livestock to humans

A parasitic disease which affects more than 200 million of the world’s poorest people is transmitted between humans and their livestock through “hybrid” flatworms, a UK-funded project has found.

Schistosomiasis, a chronic disease caused by parasitic flatworms which leads to an intestine or urinary tract infection, is common in communities without access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

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