Frenchmen caught bilharzias
in the Niger River (a snail harbors the eggs which float in the water; the eggs bore into your skin and then clog you up when they become multitudinous thin, thread-like worms).
Supply of 30 tons special insecticide to combat bilharzias
shells along aquatic paths.
Bathing in lakes infested with tiny parasitic worms called schistosomes means he almost certainly had a disease called bilharzias
, which probably caused his death.
Madinah, Safar 20, 1434, Jan 2, 2013, SPA -- The General Directorate of Health Affairs Department in Madinah Region has announced that Madinah region has been free from schistosomiasis (bilharzias
) disease since the year 1428AH until now.
It inquired about sociodemographic characteristics (age, education, occupation, and type of resident); obstetric and gynecological history (menstrual history including frequency, duration and flow during menstrual cycle, contraceptive use and its duration, obstetric history on abortions, pregnancies, number of children, birth interval, and hysterectomy); family history of iron deficiency anemia and smoking history; dietary factors (inquired about regular (at least 5 days per week) intake of red meat, vegetables, eggs, tea or coffee, fresh juices, beverages, and diluted yogurt); and past medical conditions associated with anemia (peptic ulcer, hemorrhoids, cancer, bilharzias
, personal and family history of iron deficiency anemia, and blood transfusion).
Nasr Al-Sayed, secretary general of the National Council for Childhood and Womanhood stressed the importance of educating women, to eliminate violence, traditions like female genital mutilation and waterborne diseases like bilharzias
Doctors now think his illness arose from schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzias
. Caused by parasitic worms, the illness affects 240 million people worldwide.
Director of the national programme to combat bilharzias
Abdullah Ushaish said the programme will target 7 million people over the next six years of those infected or vulnerable to the disease.
By Philip Thon Aleu October 22, 2009 (BOR) -- Health authorities in Jonglei state today said cases of bilharzias
outbreak have increased in the last two weeks with unknown deaths and at least 150 people hospitalized.
3rd phase to Eradicate Bilharzias
to be launched in November
He also said there was a remarkable drop in the cases of bilharzias
, which have dropped from 1,031 cases in 2001 to 370 cases in 2007.
As in Figures 2 and 3, contraction of diarrhea and Bilharzias
does not seem alarming.