blood fluke

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Synonyms for blood fluke

flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals

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In addition, certain Schistosoma blood fluke species, especially S.
They are relevant to medical researchers because they are the putative immediate ancestors to the blood flukes that cause schistosomiasis (Schistosomatidae), a disease that debilitates millions of people annually.
Schistosomes are blood flukes, or flatworms, that infect people through the skin during the parasite's waterborne larval stage.
2:00 PATHOLOGY, ECOLOGY, AND TAXONOMY OF BLOOD FLUKES (SANGUINICOLIDAE) FROM HEARTS OF FISHES IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
But hookworms, like blood flukes, can directly penetrate the skin and burrow into a capillary.
Blood flukes, another type of metazoan, cause schistosomiasis, a major public-health problem affecting more than 200 million people in Africa, Asia, and South America.
Bilharziasis Parasites called blood flukes are responsible for this disease, which affects 200 million people a year in Egypt, Africa, the Far East, South America, Portugal and Cyprus.
A chronic and debilitating disease caused by blood flukes, schistosomiasis kills 300,000 people each year, a death toll second only to malaria among parasitic diseases, and leaves more than 200 million people chronically ill.
To the Editor: Schistosomiasis, known since ancient times, is caused by blood flukes (Trematoda: Schistosomidae).