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  • Female Genital Schistosomiasis: Diagnosis and Treatment

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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

  • Essay about The Schistosomiasis Parasite in Contaminated Water

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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

  • The Second Parasitic Infection After Malaria

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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

  • The, Snail Fever, And Katayama Fever

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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

  • How Schistosomiasis Is A Parasitic Disease Caused By Trematode Flatworms

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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

  • 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

  • The, An Insidious Parasitic Disease

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    Schistosomiasis, an insidious parasitic disease, is estimated to affect more than 240 million people worldwide with 700 million people living in at risk areas. (World Health Organization.) The prevalence is highest in the paediatric population as they have “high exposure to infective water and low levels of acquired immunity” (McGarvey, 2000, p.269) Infection is acquired through contact exposure to cercariae (larval stage of parasitic blood flukes) from activities such as swimming and bathing in

  • Epidemic Of The United Nations Children 's Fund Essay

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    According to The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) statistics, Zimbabwe ranked in the top five in 2008 for male deaths in hot countries, top three for female mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in 2001 last for life expectancy. With a stark economy, inadequate water sanitation, poor sewage systems, and a weak health education it’s no wonder that this country suffers from communicable diseases. Cholera is one disease that affects Zimbabwe. This is a diarrheal disease that follows symptoms

  • Risks In Ecuador Essay

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    three-canoe trip from the nearest town. During their time in the jungle, they learned numerous risks that the villagers had to face every day in the extreme environment. Three of the most important risks that can be life threatening are malaria, schistosomiasis, and tungas. According to the book, the doctor and his crew of medical professionals learned information about malaria at a lake called Zancudo Cocha, which means “Lake of the Malaria Mosquito”. The word “Malaria” actually can be traced back

  • The Viological Theory Of Emerging Infectious Diseases

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    impacting zoonotic parasites 1. Schistosomiasis in humans is caused by 5 species of parasitic trematode helminths. The three zoonotic species, S.mekongi in pigs, and S.mansoni in baboons and rodents, and S.japonicum, can all cause progressive liver fibrosis, portal hypertension, and ascites. S.japonicum is responsible for the most zoonotic cases and has at least 40 domestic and wild definitive hosts. Whilst zoonotic schistosomiasis is only 14% of the global schistosomiasis burden this still accounts for