Schistosomiasis News and Research

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

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

The Global Schistosomiasis Alliance unveils giant worm on Lake Geneva

The Global Schistosomiasis Alliance unveils giant worm on Lake Geneva

GHIT Fund invests in phase 3 clinical trial for pediatric formulation of ‘snail fever’ drug

GHIT Fund invests in phase 3 clinical trial for pediatric formulation of ‘snail fever’ drug

Researchers develop testing program to study potency of vaccines for neglected tropical diseases

Researchers develop testing program to study potency of vaccines for neglected tropical diseases

Naturally occurring protein shows promise as biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis

Naturally occurring protein shows promise as biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis

Monell Center receives Gates Foundation grant to support innovative global health research project

Monell Center receives Gates Foundation grant to support innovative global health research project

NCATS funds collaboration initiative aimed at repurposing antimalarial to combat Ebola virus

NCATS funds collaboration initiative aimed at repurposing antimalarial to combat Ebola virus

Review highlights progress made in addressing chronic pandemic of neglected tropical diseases

Review highlights progress made in addressing chronic pandemic of neglected tropical diseases

Heat shock proteins may play role in triggering Schistosoma invasion

Heat shock proteins may play role in triggering Schistosoma invasion

Fiocruz to start phase II clinical trials of novel vaccine for schistosomiasis

Fiocruz to start phase II clinical trials of novel vaccine for schistosomiasis

Geographers map internal migration across three continents to help combat infectious diseases

Geographers map internal migration across three continents to help combat infectious diseases

People with lymphatic filariasis more likely to acquire HIV infection, study shows

People with lymphatic filariasis more likely to acquire HIV infection, study shows

Texas Biomed scientists receive $23 million NIH grant to develop AIDS vaccine

Texas Biomed scientists receive $23 million NIH grant to develop AIDS vaccine

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly comes to end after approving many new resolutions

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly comes to end after approving many new resolutions

Innovative HIV vaccine candidate generates protection against repeated AIDS virus exposures

Innovative HIV vaccine candidate generates protection against repeated AIDS virus exposures

Parasitic flatworm rejuvenates its skin to survive in human bloodstream

Parasitic flatworm rejuvenates its skin to survive in human bloodstream

TTUHSC researcher gets $3.82 million NIH grant to prepare Schistosomiasis Vaccine for clinical trials

TTUHSC researcher gets $3.82 million NIH grant to prepare Schistosomiasis Vaccine for clinical trials

Study reveals promising mechanism for attacking Ebola virus

Study reveals promising mechanism for attacking Ebola virus

Praziquantel treatment safe for pregnant women after first trimester

Praziquantel treatment safe for pregnant women after first trimester

Study sheds light on current and potential treatment options for schistosomiasis

Study sheds light on current and potential treatment options for schistosomiasis