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The discovery of the parasites responsible for swimmer's itch was made by Cort and published in 1928. Since then most research has focused on the schistosome's life cycle and biological control methods, some examples of which are: Olivier, 1949; Cort, 1950; Blankespoor and Reimink, 1991; Loken et al., 1995; Reimink et al., 1995; Blankespoor, 2000; Leighton et al., 2000; Muzzall et al., 2003