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Emerging Schistosomiasis in Europe: A need to quantify the risks

Abstract : The recent recurrent outbreaks of urogenital schistosomiasis in the south of Europe were unanticipated and caught scientists and health authorities unprepared. It is now time to learn lessons from these outbreaks and to implement concrete procedures in order to better quantify the risks and prevent future outbreaks of schistosomiasis in Europe. In this context, we propose a reflection on the factors that currently hamper our ability to quantify these risks and argue that we are incapable of predicting future outbreaks. We base our reflexion on an ecological two-step filter concept that drives host–parasite interactions, namely the encounter and the compatibility filters.
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Julien Kincaid-Smith, Rey Olivier, Eve Toulza, Antoine Berry, Jérôme Boissier. Emerging Schistosomiasis in Europe: A need to quantify the risks. Trends in Parasitology, Elsevier, 2017, 33 (8), pp.600-609. ⟨10.1016/j.pt.2017.04.009⟩. ⟨hal-01598398⟩

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