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Associations between trematode infections in cattle and freshwater snails in highland and lowland areas of Iringa Rural District, Tanzania
SUMMARYThe epidemiology of trematode infections in cattle was investigated within highland and lowland areas of Iringa Rural District, in southern Tanzania. Fecal samples were collected from 450 cattle in 15 villages at altitudes ranging from 696 to 1800 m above the sea level. Freshwater snails were collected from selected water bodies and screened for emergence of cercariae. The infection rates in cattle wereFasciola gigantica28·2%, paramphistomes 62·8% andSchistosoma bovis4·8%. Notably,doi:10.1017/s0031182015000827 pmid:26152614 fatcat:rc5mhovfrfg3bdortebkakjree