Schistosoma mekongi

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Schistosoma mekongi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Subclass: Digenea
Order: Strigeidida
Genus: Schistosoma
Species: S. mekongi
Binomial name
Schistosoma mekongi
Voge, Bruckner & Bruce, 1978

Schistosoma mekongi is a trematode, also known as a flatworm or fluke. It is one of the five major schistosomes that account for all human infections, the other four being S. haematobium, S. mansoni, S. japonicum, and S. intercalatum. This trematode causes schistosomiasis in humans, which is the second most common parasitic disease afflicting humans.[citation needed]

Freshwater snail Neotricula aperta serves as an intermediate host for Schistosoma mekongi.[1]

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