is a chronic condition and one of the most common and most devastating parasitic diseases in tropical countries.
The Merck Schistosomiasis
Elimination Program Merck initiated the Schistosomiasis
Elimination Program in cooperation with WHO back in 2007.
Ibrahim, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Omu-Aran on Wednesday, said schistosomiasis
infection was more prevalent among people in poor and densely populated rural communities.
, also known as snail fever and Bilharzia, is a disease caused by parasitic flatworms.
During ongoing surveillance of urogenital schistosomiasis
in Chikhwawa District, Malawi, we encountered atypical S.
Presilda said that unknown to the general public, schistosomiasis
does not only affect humans but also animals especially farm animals that might be exposed to infested water.
Due to portal obstruction, schistosomiasis
patients present hepatic sinusoidal arterialization.
While the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends treating pregnant women for schistosomiasis
with Praziquantel, they have been excluded from mass drug administration programmes because of concerns about potential effects of the drug on unborn babies.The study recommended treating pregnant women for schistosomiasis
to get the optimum efficiency of measles immunisation in children and to reduce anaemia in women.
cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stool, or blood in the urine.
There are seasonal variations in the transmission of schistosomiasis
in infested water sources,  also in SA.
is a chronic debilitating disease in many tropical and subtropical countries caused by blood-dwelling flukes of the genus Schistosoma .
is a snail-borne parasitic infection caused by blood flukes in the genus Schistosoma and is among the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) targeted for elimination .
is a common neglected tropical disease in many rural communities in African countries, with patches of infection in the Eastern Mediterranean Region .
Researchers at the university's Barrett Centre for Helminth Control (BCHC) at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences have been studying the snail Biomphalaria glabrata, which transmits schistosomiasis
, also known as Bilharzia.