Testing a diagnostic for Schistosoma japonicum against S. mansoni and S. haematobium

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Dr. Hu developed a dipstick diagnostic for S. japonicum, a species of the parasitic flatworm commonly found in the Far East. BVGH connected Dr. Hu with Dr. Alexander Odaibo at the University of Ibadan, who used samples from Schistosoma-infected patients to assess the dipstick’s ability to detect S. mansoni and S. haematobium, the prevailing species in Africa.