from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See schistosomiasis.

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  • 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


from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

bilharz(ia) + -iasis.


  • 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.

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  • This will also reduce contact with water bodies that have been polluted by excretia, reducing the risk of disease including bilharziasis

    17. Environmental Sanitation

  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • See also: bilharziasis sector distinct part of the economy e.g. health, agriculture, natural resources, economic planning, water resources, industry, private sector.

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  • 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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