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/UNICEF: Lack of progress on water and sanitation threatens to undermine child survival, health benefits

WHO/UNICEF: Lack of progress on water and sanitation threatens to undermine child survival, health benefits

GHIT Fund expands investments in leishmaniasis, diagnostic tests

GHIT Fund expands investments in leishmaniasis, diagnostic tests

Orange announces D4D Challenge Senegal winners

Orange announces D4D Challenge Senegal winners

Discovery opens door to possible new ways to break transmission cycle of schistosomiasis

Discovery opens door to possible new ways to break transmission cycle of schistosomiasis

Researchers assess effectiveness of point of care tests for detecting Schistosomiasis infections

Researchers assess effectiveness of point of care tests for detecting Schistosomiasis infections

Africa's under-five children at greater risk of developing parasitic disease

Africa's under-five children at greater risk of developing parasitic disease

WHO urges affected countries to increase investment in tackling neglected tropical diseases

WHO urges affected countries to increase investment in tackling neglected tropical diseases

QDREC software may help find effective treatment for schistosomiasis

QDREC software may help find effective treatment for schistosomiasis

COUNTDOWN research consortium focuses on neglected tropical diseases

COUNTDOWN research consortium focuses on neglected tropical diseases

Absorption Systems supports Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium led by Merck KGaA

Absorption Systems supports Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium led by Merck KGaA

Mymetics' innovative HIV vaccine candidate to enter new preclinical trial

Mymetics' innovative HIV vaccine candidate to enter new preclinical trial

Australian researchers use hookworms to reduce symptoms of celiac disease

Australian researchers use hookworms to reduce symptoms of celiac disease

New research identifies novel cellular factors vital for CCHFV infection

New research identifies novel cellular factors vital for CCHFV infection

Melanoma in adulthood can be reduced by consistent use of sunscreen in childhood

Melanoma in adulthood can be reduced by consistent use of sunscreen in childhood

Human impact on environment plays a larger role in spread of schistosomiasis, says study

Human impact on environment plays a larger role in spread of schistosomiasis, says study

Researchers develop new method for isolating, genome sequencing individual malaria parasite cell

Researchers develop new method for isolating, genome sequencing individual malaria parasite cell

LSTM researchers to conduct extensive research on HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children

LSTM researchers to conduct extensive research on HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children

Research on HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in sub-Saharan Africa children

Research on HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in sub-Saharan Africa children

Researchers uncover mechanism that may help explain severe forms of schistosomiasis

Researchers uncover mechanism that may help explain severe forms of schistosomiasis

WHO to highlight increasing threat of vector-borne diseases on World Health Day 2014

WHO to highlight increasing threat of vector-borne diseases on World Health Day 2014