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    Schistosomiasis

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    Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia or snail fever, is a disease that is caused by the parasite Schistoma. Exposure to Schistoma and subsequent infection occur when individuals are performing routine agricultural, domestic, and/or recreational activities that expose them to contaminated water. Schistoma can penetrate the skin during contact with the water. Once in the body, the parasite develops and multiplies. In order to maintain its lifecycle, some Schistoma are passed through the urine into

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    devastating impact on girls and women in developing countries -- female genital schistosomiasis (FGS). Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia or "snail fever," is a parasitic disease carried by fresh water snails. It is transmitted by contact with contaminated fresh water, so swimming, bathing, fishing and even domestic chores such as laundry and herding livestock can put people at risk of contracting the disease. Schistosomiasis infects more than 400 million people, mostly in sub-Sarahan Africa, where

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    The Schistosomiasis Parasite in Contaminated Water Ever wonder what kind of parasites are in your water, or how they can enter in to your body to make you very sick? Well it is most definite that no on want to get sick. The information found in this paper was collected over the past month, either by going to the library or by accessing information off the Internet at home, almost every night. The point that will be given to you is a little in information about the infectious disease called

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    Schistosomiasis

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    commonly known. In reality, there are tons of minimally known diseases out there and some that people have not even heard of. Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is one of those types of diseases. Although the pronunciation sounds deadly, this disease is avoidable and the chances of getting infected can be slim if there is awareness of the following information. Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is a parasitic disease that is carried by fresh water snails infected with one of the five varieties

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    1. Describe the causative agent Schistosomiasis have three different names and these are bilharzia, snail fever, and Katayama fever (Mawyer, 2013). It is a disease caused by parasites, meaning they live off the living host to survive. Examples of parasitic organism are viruses, protozoa, and helminthes. They are flatworm or fluke, known as Schistosomes and they cause Schistosomiasis disease. Schistosoma is the spices name and Trematoda is the class that the organism falls under. Helminthes is the

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    Schistosomiasis is the second parasitic infection after malaria (kiros et al., 2014) and is a standout amongst the most pervasive and disregarded illnesses of tropical and subtropical areas (rizk and aly, 2015). B. alexandrina snails are the intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni (le Clec’h et al. 2016) with high prevalence in Egypt (el-Sheikh et al., 2012). Control of B. alexandrina upsets the life cycle of the parasite (el-Sherbini et al., 2009) and contains a critical component in coordinated

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    What Is Schistosomiasis?

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    uction Schistosomiasis, snail fever, has infected 240 million people in about 78 countries. This disease is found predominantly in subtropical and tropical climates, such as Africa the Caribbean, South America, East Asia, and the Middle East. This is one of five varieties of the parasite schistosoma that are carried by fresh water snails. Schistosomiasis is the second most common parasitic disease. If uncured, children with this chronic disease may suffer from malnutrition and anemia, which can lead

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    Scaabies Research Paper

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    Scabies Treatment Scabies is a major global health problem caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis, an obligate human ectoparasite measuring between 330 and 450 µm in length. Treatment of this disease has undergone various changes from the days of Roman physician Celsus, when sulphur mixed with liquid pitch was used as a primary approach. Today, scabies therapy involves making the correct diagnosis, recognizing the correct clinical context to guide treatment of contacts and fomites, choosing

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    Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by trematode flatworms. This parasitic infection endemic mostly impact impoverished nations that do not have clean running water. Schistosomiasis is commonly found in 76 countries around the world. In under developed countries of Africa Schistosomiasis, is second only to malaria as a cause of morbidity. Schistosomiasis affects approximately 240 million people globally (Hotez, 2013). The main areas affected are the regions near the equator, parts of the

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    A Report On The Disease

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    Schistosomiasis can even convert an already established Th1-response to a Th-2 response. Furthermore, in eumycetoma endemic countries schistosomiasis is often a chronic disease that lasts the duration of a person’s life, and this could lead to a persistent Th2-type immune response (Hellemond et al., 2013).Thus, if Schistosomiasis predisposes the development of eumycetoma, efforts to eradicate Schistosoma in a population

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