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Schistosomiasis epidemiology, treatment, and control

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Published by Heinemann, Distributed in the USA by W.S. Heinman in [London], New York, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Schistosomiasis.

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Edition Notes

StatementPeter Jordan, Gerald Webbe [editors].
ContributionsJordan, Peter, M.D., Webbe, Gerald.
LC ClassificationsRC182.S24 S33 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 361 p. :
Number of Pages361
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2671009M
ISBN 100433175818
LC Control Number85670132

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In the wake of the invitation by InTech, this book was written by a number of prominent researchers in the field. It is set to present a compendium of all necessary and up-to-date data to all who are interested. Schistosomiasis or blood fluke disease, also known as Bilharziasis, is a parasitic disease caused by helminths from a genus of trematodes entitled Schistosoma. It is a snail-borne.   Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is a disease caused by parasitic worms. Although the worms that cause schistosomiasis are not found in the United States, people are infected worldwide. In terms of impact this disease is second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease. Schistosomiasis is considered one of the neglected. Schistosomiasis: number of people receiving preventive chemotherapy in Weekly epidemiological record; Assessing the efficacy of anthelminthic drugs against schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases; Bambo has bilharzia: what children should know about bilharzia Comic book; Report of an informal consultation on. Schistosomiasis better knows as Bilharzia or Snail Fever is a flat worm parasite. This disease is spreading in first world countries as an STD. Bladder pain and frequent urination are the two first indications of S. haematobium. Schistosomiasis photos of worms under the microscope. We are researching how schistosomiasis is a cause of IC (interstitial cystitis).

Schistosomiasis. In: Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, Long SS, eds. Red Book®: REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES. American Academy of Pediatrics; ; A secondary goal of this volume is to initiate conversations among those working across the research-to-control spectrum on schistosomiasis about the future of their field, and by doing so lead to constructive efforts to identify and address the most critical questions and challenges related to schistosomiasis. The book covers four main areas Format: Hardcover. Schistosoma mansoni eggs can easily be detected in stool and identified by microscopy due to their size, shape, and their typical lateral spine. It is cheapest and the mostly widely used method to diagnose schistosomiasis in endemic areas. In field studies, the Kato-Katz concentration method is a rapid, simple, and inexpensive method to quantify the amount of eggs in stool and is recommended. Schistosomiasis is a disease people can get when they are exposed to contaminated freshwater (such as rivers and lakes) in certain parts of Africa, South America, the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean. Sometimes people with schistosomiasis do not feel sick. Early symptoms can include rash and itchy skin, fever, chills, cough, or muscle aches.

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease historically known as bilharzia caused by the trematode of the genus Schistosoma. Estimates place the affected worldwide population for all forms of schistosomiasis at million, with an estimated million at risk.[1] 3 primary species of schistosomes affects human, Schistosoma japonicum, S. haematobium, and S. : Elizabeth K. Lackey, Shawn Horrall. Exposure to contaminated water results in Schistosomiasis. infection is usually acquired through activities such as swimming, bathing, fishing, farming, and washing clothes. once the parasites penetrates the skin, the adult male and female worms live and reproduce sexually within the veins of their human host (1,2). The disability adjusted life years due to schistosomiasis is about million while between , to , people are known to die as a consequence of schistosomiasis per year. Africa accounts for 85% of the disease burden [9,10]. Urinay schistosomiasis has been reported in 38 countries in Africa. Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in fresh water in subtropical and tropical regions. The parasite is most commonly found throughout Africa, but also lives in parts of South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia.