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Schistosomiasis

  • By: Shaun K. Morris M.D., M.P.H.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Schistosomiasis, also known as Bilharzia, is a parasitic disease caused by flatworms and is widely found throughout the tropics. Following malaria, it is the most common parasitic disease in the world. The world health organization estimates that over 200 million people ...

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