freshwater snail diversity in benin (west africa) with a focus on human schistosomiasis.the aim of this study was to conduct a large-scale freshwater snail survey in benin to assess the malacological diversity and the larval trematode infections with a focus on schistosoma genus. we conducted 82 freshwater snail surveys in 35 sites ranked in 4 types and belonging to 9 out of 12 departments. among 19,200 collected snails, 11 species of freshwater snails were identified. four species of human schistosome transmitting snails, bulinus forskalii, b. globosus, b. truncatus and biomphalar ...200919426659
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