By: Suzanne Rose
With an infection rate of more than 200 million people throughout the globe, schistosomiasis is a serious health concern. Parasitic worms cause this disease, which is also termed bilharzia. Individuals can contract it by touching contaminated water when it is in an immature form called...
By: Jerome Carter
Schistosomiasis (also known as bilharziasis, bilharzia or snail fever) is a disease that is caused by a parasitic trematode flatworms or flukes called schistosoma. Schistosomiasis is common in tropical developing countries. It is one of the most problematic parasitic diseases in the world after malaria...
By: D. Victor
The most common form of intestinal worm infection, ascariasis, is caused by the presence of the parasitic roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, this roundworm infects approximately one billion of the world’s population; Mayo clinic suggests that approximately one-quarter...
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...

 

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