American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See schistosomiasis.
- n. an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
- bilharz(ia) + -iasis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Among human parasitic diseases, schistosomiasis (sometimes called bilharziasis) ranks second behind malaria in terms of socio-economic and public health importance in tropical and subtropical areas.”
“This will also reduce contact with water bodies that have been polluted by excretia, reducing the risk of disease including bilharziasis”
“They include ones against AIDS, whose pandemic, which is extremely serious in certain countries, counteracts development attempts, malaria which affects one and a half million Africans, and tuberculosis and bilharziasis, a disease which mobilizes specialists from the Pasteur Institute in Lille, in the valley of the Senegal river.”
“Anopheles mosquitoes type of mosquitoes that may transmit malaria and rural filariasis arbovirus an arthropod-borne virus, i.e. a virus that is transmitted by insects, ticks or mites bilharziasis see: schistosomiasis cost-effectiveness analysis”
“See also: bilharziasis sector distinct part of the economy e.g. health, agriculture, natural resources, economic planning, water resources, industry, private sector.”
“Most serious parasitic diseases, Eke bilharziasis or malaria, are transmitted through snails, armadillos, kissing bugs, goats: you name the critter and I'll pop up with a zoonosis to go with it.”
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