By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by a worm belonging to the genus, Schistosoma. There are about five species that can cause Schistosomiasis and among them S. japonicum, S. mansoni, and S. haematobium are the main culprits for causing infections. The disease is also known as...
By: Lenna Gonya
Left unchecked, schistosomiasis, a parasitic condition, can lead to numerous physical problems, including anemia, fever, chills and rash. In its advanced stages, it may produce liver, spleen, colon, or kidney damage and even heart failure or bladder cancer. The good news is that treatments for...
By: Jerome Carter
Ascariasis is a disease caused by a parasitic roundworm called Ascaris lumbricoides. Ascariasis is most common in the developing countries in the tropics where standards of living and sanitation are poor. Ascariasis is uncommon in drier or more arid regions because the worm’s eggs...
By: Kat Centeno
Schistosomiasis, which is also known as bilharzia, is a disease caused by a parasitic worm from the genus Schistosoma. These worms usually live in certain types of snails that thrive in freshwater. A person can contract the disease when exposed to the contaminated water by...
By: Kat Centeno
Ascariasis is a disease caused by a parasitic roundworm called ascaris lumbricoides. The eggs of these worms are found in the soil and transmitted from hand to mouth. Food like vegetables can be contaminated when not thoroughly washed thus causing the ingestion of the eggs...
Symptoms and treatment of ascariasis
By: John Louie Ramos
Ascariasis is a human parasitic infection caused by the roundworm ascaris lumbricoides. Ascariasis is the most common human parasitic infection. Ascariasis is occurring worldwide and prevalent especially in densely-populated countries where sanitation and hygiene are poor. It is estimated that around 1 billion people or...
By: Jenna Pope
Schistosomiasis is a tropical disease that is an infestation of parasitic flatworms or schistosomes that cause symptoms in humans. These flatworms live in tropical fresh water. Other names for Schistosomiasis are Bilharzia, Katayama fever, Swimmer's itch, and Blood fluke. In order to infect human beings...
Symptoms and treatment of ascariasis
By: Shawn Wells
Ascariasis is an infection caused by a particular type of roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides. Roundworms are a variety of parasitic worms with long, cylindrical bodies, also called nematodes. Ascariasis is the most common parasitic infections found in human beings, known to infect more than a million...
Symptoms and treatment of ascariasis
By: Christyl Rivers
Ascariasis, also known as roundworm, is very common, and is found in about 25% percent of human beings. It is a parasite with a complex life cycle. It is most commonly spread by unwashed produce, or raw foods, that contain a trace amount of feces...
By: Phyllis Logie
Ascariasis is an intestinal infection caused by the round worm known as ascaria. It is the most common intestinal worm infection and it is estimated to affect over one billion people globally at any one time. . The infection is associated with poor personal hygiene and...

 

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