bilharziasis


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bilharziasis:

see schistosomiasisschistosomiasis
, bilharziasis
, or snail fever,
parasitic disease caused by blood flukes, trematode worms of the genus Schistosoma. Three species are human parasites: S. mansoni, S. japonicum, and S. haematobium.
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bilharziasis

[‚bil‚här′ze·ə·səs]
(medicine)
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Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharziasis, is a third parasitic disease affecting human beings.
Bilharziasis Parasites called blood flukes are responsible for this disease, which affects 200 million people a year in Egypt, Africa, the Far East, South America, Portugal and Cyprus.
truncatus (Gastropoda, Pulmonata) is one of the major vectors of various species of Schistosoma, agents of bilharziasis in humans and cattle in Africa (Brown 1994).
Bilharziasis survey in British West and East Africa, Nyassaland and the Rhodesias.
Review of literature on abiotic factors influencing the distribution and life cycles of bilharziasis intermediate host snails.
Bilharziasis as a public health problem in the Pacific.
Unfortunately, in terms of identifying a new parasite, in 1902 Sir Patrick Manson had described in England a single case of intestinal bilharziasis from a patient from the Caribbean island of Antigua finding oval eggs with lateral spines.
Until recent problems associated with political differences between Zimbabwe and its European partners over land reforms, the Blair Research Laboratory (BRL) in Harare maintained excellent collaborative links with the Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory (DBL) from 1981 to 2001 (Political disagreements between the Zimbabwe and Danish governments led to closure of the Danish embassy in Harare in 2001 and subsequent termination of formal scientific cooperation between BRL and DBL).