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Medical Term:

Schistosoma intercalatum


Definition: a blood fluke species related to Schistosoma haematobium locally distributed in the Republic of Congo and other areas of central Africa, causing mild dysentery and abdominal pains, with enlargement of the spleen and liver; a planorbid snail, Bulinus (Physopsis) africanus, serves as the intermediate host.

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