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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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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

Baboon could prove to be a relevant model to test Alzheimer's disease interventions

Baboon could prove to be a relevant model to test Alzheimer's disease interventions

Do parasites protect against SARS-CoV-2?

Do parasites protect against SARS-CoV-2?

New research initiative to investigate multi-species response to novel coronavirus

New research initiative to investigate multi-species response to novel coronavirus

A joint effort to confront the challenges of rising antimicrobial resistance in Asia

A joint effort to confront the challenges of rising antimicrobial resistance in Asia

Sida continues to support IVI’s mission to accelerate vaccine research

Sida continues to support IVI’s mission to accelerate vaccine research

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