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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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Promoting the One Health approach could greatly improve human-animal health and environmental integrity

Promoting the One Health approach could greatly improve human-animal health and environmental integrity

IVI and Lemonex sign MOU to join forces on vaccine development

IVI and Lemonex sign MOU to join forces on vaccine development

The potential influence of pre-existing parasitic infections on COVID-19 morbidity

The potential influence of pre-existing parasitic infections on COVID-19 morbidity

Research project on female schistosomiasis receives record-high funding

Research project on female schistosomiasis receives record-high funding

Modified TB vaccine could help treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

Modified TB vaccine could help treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

IVI successfully completes the '2022 Introductory Course for Biologics Development and Manufacturing'

IVI successfully completes the '2022 Introductory Course for Biologics Development and Manufacturing'

Debunking some misconceptions surrounding female genital schistosomiasis

Debunking some misconceptions surrounding female genital schistosomiasis

Texas Biomed professor to join $577 million effort for developing antivirals against COVID-19 and other viruses

Texas Biomed professor to join $577 million effort for developing antivirals against COVID-19 and other viruses

IVI and partners to provide two doses of oral vaccine to 100,000 people at risk of cholera in Ethiopia

IVI and partners to provide two doses of oral vaccine to 100,000 people at risk of cholera in Ethiopia

SK bioscience's typhoid vaccine licensed for export by Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

SK bioscience's typhoid vaccine licensed for export by Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Q&A: COVID-19 pandemic has widened gender inequities in health

Q&A: COVID-19 pandemic has widened gender inequities in health

World Malaria Day 2022: How the knockdown of P. falciparum RAP01 and RAP21 proteins could lead to novel antimalarial therapeutics

World Malaria Day 2022: How the knockdown of P. falciparum RAP01 and RAP21 proteins could lead to novel antimalarial therapeutics

World Immunization Week 2022: Striving for a Long Life for All with the International Vaccine Institute

World Immunization Week 2022: Striving for a Long Life for All with the International Vaccine Institute

Discovery could lead to new treatments for schistosomiasis

Discovery could lead to new treatments for schistosomiasis

Texas Biomed and UAB partnership uncovers a new, potent antibody cocktail against all coronaviruses

Texas Biomed and UAB partnership uncovers a new, potent antibody cocktail against all coronaviruses

Mice study shows how to improve long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine

Mice study shows how to improve long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine

Single-cell sequencing provides detailed insight into early SARS-CoV-2 infection in the lungs

Single-cell sequencing provides detailed insight into early SARS-CoV-2 infection in the lungs

How did the COVID pandemic affect the spread of other zoonotic diseases?

How did the COVID pandemic affect the spread of other zoonotic diseases?

Researchers identify how a critical schistosomiasis drug works on the molecular level

Researchers identify how a critical schistosomiasis drug works on the molecular level

Research may pave the way for designing new therapies to combat schistosomiasis

Research may pave the way for designing new therapies to combat schistosomiasis