genus Schistosoma


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Related to genus Schistosoma: schistosomiasis, bilharziasis, Schistosoma mattheei
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Synonyms for genus Schistosoma

type genus of the family Schistosomatidae: blood flukes

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A Review of the Family Schistosomatidae: excluding the Genus Schistosoma from Mammals.
Schistosomiasisis is a parasitic disease caused by blood flukes (trematodes) of the genus Schistosoma. Sometimes referred to as Bilharzias, Bilharziasis, or snail fever, schistosomiasis was discovered by Theodore Bilharz, a German surgeon working in Cairo, who first identified the etiological agent Schistosoma hematobium in 1851 (Ahmed & Cunha, 2010).
It is a chronic and debilitating disease caused by parasites of the genus Schistosoma. About 200 million people are affected worldwide, and close to 800 million are at the risk of infection [1].
Schistosomiasis, known as bilharzia, a parasitic disease that leads to chronic ill health and is caused by genus Schistosoma. It is the major health risk in the rural areas of Central China, Egypt and continues to rank high in other developing countries (Wiwanitkit, 2005).
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by infection with trematodes belonging to the genus Schistosoma. Schistosoma mansoni infections are prevalent in Africa and South America (1).
Bilharzia (=schistosomiasis=esquistosomiasis=bilharziasis) is a chronic disease of humans in Africa, the Caribbean, South America and Asia caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma.
The infection is caused by a trematode of the genus Schistosoma (=Bilharzia), the adults of which live in the host's abdominal blood vessels, normally in the veins of the intestines and the bladder.
Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is a disease caused by blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma [1, 2].
This hazardous malady is caused by variety of species of digenetic trematode parasites of the genus Schistosoma which are commonly known as blood flukes.