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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 make progress towards a new diagnostic test for schistosomiasis

Researchers make progress towards a new diagnostic test for schistosomiasis

Single-genome sequencing reveals malaria parasite genetics and evolution

Single-genome sequencing reveals malaria parasite genetics and evolution

New 'reporter viruses' make it easier to observe SARS-CoV-2 in real time

New 'reporter viruses' make it easier to observe SARS-CoV-2 in real time

CEPI and IVI announce new research program to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

CEPI and IVI announce new research program to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

Researchers identify proteins that contribute to the pathogenicity of COVID-19 virus

Researchers identify proteins that contribute to the pathogenicity of COVID-19 virus

Texas Biomed scientists receive $1 million NIH funding for Ebola research

Texas Biomed scientists receive $1 million NIH funding for Ebola research

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