Agrochemicals and the Risk of Schistosomiasis


Pesticides may affect the infectivity of Schistosoma by supporting higher densities of intermediate hosts “freshwater snails”.

The SENTINEL project identifies the potential effects of freshwater pollution by agrochemicals on the abundance of hosts for human-pathogenic nematodes that cause schistosomiasis.

In this project, we are investigating freshwater pollution, related ecological consequences and its link with risk of human schistosomiasis. 


UFZ

Project Coordination:

Prof. Dr. Matthias Liess
Department System Ecotoxicology
DFG