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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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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

Neglected tropical diseases to be tackled in Africa’s poorest communities

Neglected tropical diseases to be tackled in Africa’s poorest communities

Texas Biomed scientists develop new animal model that mimics key features of Zika infection

Texas Biomed scientists develop new animal model that mimics key features of Zika infection

Researchers receive $11.5 million program project grant to eliminate drug resistant malaria

Researchers receive $11.5 million program project grant to eliminate drug resistant malaria

UNM professor receives $1.9-million NIH grant to battle against pervasive African parasite

UNM professor receives $1.9-million NIH grant to battle against pervasive African parasite

Schistosomiasis: the biggest killer you’ve never heard of?

Schistosomiasis: the biggest killer you’ve never heard of?

New way to produce protein antigen may lead to preventative vaccine for schistosomiasis

New way to produce protein antigen may lead to preventative vaccine for schistosomiasis

WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years

WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years

Study findings could pave way for better drugs to fight against parasitic infections

Study findings could pave way for better drugs to fight against parasitic infections

Scientists reveal how immune cells activate to kill parasitic worms

Scientists reveal how immune cells activate to kill parasitic worms

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals