schistosomiasis

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Synonyms for schistosomiasis

an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma

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Bilharzias, also known as Schistosomiasis, or snail fever, is a primarily tropical parasitic disease caused by the larvae of one or more of five types of flatworms or blood flukes known as schistosomes.
Two international research teams have determined the complete genetic sequences of two species of parasitic flatworms that cause schistosomiasis, a debilitating condition also known as snail fever.
Apart from the dangerous animals who live here, there's rampant HIV/Aids, malaria and snail fever to worry about.
Schistosomiasis or snail fever causes crippling abdominal pain, diarrhoea and can kill.
People may also get the disease, also known as snail fever, when young but not develop symptoms for another 10 to 20 years, said WHO Western Pacific region epidemiologist Jeff Gilbert.