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Schistosomiaisis is a disease caused by parasitic worms. You become infected when your skin comes in contact with contaminated freshwater in which certain types of snails that carry schistosomes are living. Schistosomiasis is not found in the United States, but more than 200 million people are infected worldwide.

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Research could open a promising new path to control schistosomiasis

Research could open a promising new path to control schistosomiasis

Research could lead to new ways to fight against schistosomiasis

Research could lead to new ways to fight against schistosomiasis

TUM researchers identify complex interactions between bacteria and parasites

TUM researchers identify complex interactions between bacteria and parasites

Research shows how freshwater prawns could reduce schistosomiasis transmission

Research shows how freshwater prawns could reduce schistosomiasis transmission

Study describes unusual occurrence of novel schistosome hybrids infecting Malawi children

Study describes unusual occurrence of novel schistosome hybrids infecting Malawi children

FIND launches new schistosomiasis program within neglected tropical diseases portfolio

FIND launches new schistosomiasis program within neglected tropical diseases portfolio

Biologist uses new grant to find ways to eliminate schistosomiasis

Biologist uses new grant to find ways to eliminate schistosomiasis

IDT supports innovative synthetic biology start-ups with grant program

IDT supports innovative synthetic biology start-ups with grant program

Researchers use gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to limit impact of parasitic diseases

Researchers use gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to limit impact of parasitic diseases

Schistosomiasis prevention and treatment could help control HIV

Schistosomiasis prevention and treatment could help control HIV

Researchers publish new paper on developing vaccine candidates for Helminthic parasites

Researchers publish new paper on developing vaccine candidates for Helminthic parasites

Study reveals cellular pathway used by Ebola virus to enter cells

Study reveals cellular pathway used by Ebola virus to enter cells

Stem cell study brings scientists closer to understanding schistosomiasis

Stem cell study brings scientists closer to understanding schistosomiasis

Scientists discover potential new drug to treat two life-threatening tropical diseases

Scientists discover potential new drug to treat two life-threatening tropical diseases

UC San Diego establishes new Center For Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery And Development

UC San Diego establishes new Center For Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery And Development

New project maps impact of climate change on tropical diseases

New project maps impact of climate change on tropical diseases

Study: Young children should be priority for snail fever treatment

Study: Young children should be priority for snail fever treatment

Simple web-based tool for evidence-based integration of disease control

Simple web-based tool for evidence-based integration of disease control

Texas Biomed and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio join forces to cure mysterious condition

Texas Biomed and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio join forces to cure mysterious condition

New projects to develop innovative technologies to address global health challenges

New projects to develop innovative technologies to address global health challenges