Introduction: Schistosomiasis


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Schistosomiasis: Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries

Schistosomiasis: Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia (bill-HAR-zi-a), is a disease caused by parasitic worms. Infection with Schistosoma mansoni, S. haematobium, and S. japonicum causes illness in humans. Although schistosomiasis is not found in the United States, 200 million people are infected worldwide. 1

Researching symptoms of Schistosomiasis: Further information about the symptoms of Schistosomiasis is available including a list of symptoms of Schistosomiasis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Schistosomiasis: Various information is available about treatments available for Schistosomiasis, prevention of Schistosomiasis, or research treatments for other diseases.

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Last revision: June 12, 2003

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