3 June 2019
A Search for Snail-Related Answers to Explain Differences in Response of Schistosoma mansoni to Praziquantel Treatment among Responding and Persistent Hotspot Villages along the Kenyan Shore of Lake Victoria
Investigation of possible inherent differences in snail-related aspects of transmission located along the west-facing shore of the lake and the Winam Gulf. The deeper water snail Biomphalaria choanomphala was significantly more abundant in the PHS villages, and prevalence of S. mansoni among villages both before and after control was positively correlated with B. choanomphala abundance. B. choanomphala provides an alternative, deepwater mode of transmission that may favor greater persistence of S. mansoni in PHS villages.