snail fever


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snail fever:

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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snail fever

[′snāl ‚fē·vər]
(medicine)
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Schistosomiasis - also known as bilharzia, snail fever, or Katayama fever - is caused by flatworm parasites that live in the blood vessels of the bladder and intestines.
Sicknesses covered include soil-transmitted helminth infections (such as hookworm infection), schistosomiasis (snail fever), tropical diseases that blind (such as river blindness and trachoma), mycobacterial infections, kinetoplastic infections (such as sleeping sickness and chagas disease), dengue, rabies, and much more.
Also known as bilharzia or "snail fever", this tropical parasitic disease affects over 200 million people, making it one of the most devastating epidemics in the world, second only to malaria.