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[Apropos of the origin of some diseases raging in Madagascar].

Authors
  • Nozais, J P1
  • 1 Département de parasitologie, médecine tropicale, Groupe hospitalier Pitiée-Salpêtrière.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin de la Societe de pathologie exotique et de ses filiales
Publication Date
1987
Volume
80
Issue
4
Pages
704–712
Identifiers
PMID: 3326688
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Madagascar had been separated from african continent since 5 millions years and, if flora and fauna are endemic (40 species of lemuriens) all of parasites and humans populations are imported, from africa with respect to P. falciparum, P. malariae, S. mansoni and S. haematobium (but snails are endemic ), Fasciola gigantica (imported with zebus) and perhaps P. vivax, and from Asia with respect to W. bancrofti, N. americanus, C. cellulosae (imported with pigs) and perhaps P. vivax, chromoblastomycosis is autochthonous and of high frequency. Malagasy were natives of Indonesia, Africa, Arabia and Europe.

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