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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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Texas Biomed receives DoD subcontracts to assess SARS-CoV-2 decontamination technologies

Texas Biomed receives DoD subcontracts to assess SARS-CoV-2 decontamination technologies

Transmission risk for schistosomiasis peaks at higher water temperature

Transmission risk for schistosomiasis peaks at higher water temperature

Research shows intestinal parasite infestations reduce COVID-19 severity

Research shows intestinal parasite infestations reduce COVID-19 severity

Scientists decipher the structure of protein found in parasites that cause neglected tropical diseases

Scientists decipher the structure of protein found in parasites that cause neglected tropical diseases

Cellid, IVI sign research service contract to evaluate immunogenicity of COVID-19 vaccine

Cellid, IVI sign research service contract to evaluate immunogenicity of COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers identify traditional Ghanaian medicines to eradicate neglected tropical diseases

Researchers identify traditional Ghanaian medicines to eradicate neglected tropical diseases

Cell atlas helps better understand the biology of tropical disease parasite

Cell atlas helps better understand the biology of tropical disease parasite

COVID-19 pandemic highlights the risk of using systemic corticosteroids

COVID-19 pandemic highlights the risk of using systemic corticosteroids

Vi-DT typhoid conjugate vaccine met primary endpoints in phase III study

Vi-DT typhoid conjugate vaccine met primary endpoints in phase III study

Texas Biomed to investigate the effects of cannabinoids on HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder

Texas Biomed to investigate the effects of cannabinoids on HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder

Texas Biomed awarded $1 million to evaluate MAb therapeutics for COVID-19

Texas Biomed awarded $1 million to evaluate MAb therapeutics for COVID-19

Illustrations by Nigerian artist kickstart debate on neglected tropical disease

Illustrations by Nigerian artist kickstart debate on neglected tropical disease

New position statement clarifies WHO's stance on the use of genetically modified mosquitoes

New position statement clarifies WHO's stance on the use of genetically modified mosquitoes

IVI hosts virtual State Forum to promote partnership and equity in global health

IVI hosts virtual State Forum to promote partnership and equity in global health

Two studies shed light on the biology and potential vulnerabilities of schistosomes

Two studies shed light on the biology and potential vulnerabilities of schistosomes

New bio-active natural products with huge potential as drugs

New bio-active natural products with huge potential as drugs

Finland joins international organization dedicated to COVID-19 vaccines

Finland joins international organization dedicated to COVID-19 vaccines

Study uncovers how schistosome worms trick the host's immune system

Study uncovers how schistosome worms trick the host's immune system

Pesticide use can speed the transmission of schistosomiasis

Pesticide use can speed the transmission of schistosomiasis

Researchers use aquaculture to tackle snail fever

Researchers use aquaculture to tackle snail fever