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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Bilharziasis as a public health problem in the Pacific.
The West Equatoria region is a savannah area, topographically and ethnographically homogeneous with the bordering regions of Uganda, characterized by a prevalence of intestinal bilharziasis (8).