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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 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

GHIT Fund announces grants to speed up innovative drug development for neglected diseases

GHIT Fund announces grants to speed up innovative drug development for neglected diseases

Archaeologists find oldest complete example of metastatic cancer in 3,000 year-old skeleton

Archaeologists find oldest complete example of metastatic cancer in 3,000 year-old skeleton

A-PARADDISE consortium obtains funds to develop innovative therapies for neglected parasitic diseases

A-PARADDISE consortium obtains funds to develop innovative therapies for neglected parasitic diseases

Indonesia's commitment, investment in eliminating NTDs could lift millions of people out of poverty

Indonesia's commitment, investment in eliminating NTDs could lift millions of people out of poverty

Climate change may lead to decline in snail fever

Climate change may lead to decline in snail fever

HEALTHY FUTURES project aims to address risk of outbreaks, transmission of VBDs

HEALTHY FUTURES project aims to address risk of outbreaks, transmission of VBDs

Scientists identify new genetic mutations that can cause pulmonary arterial hypertension

Scientists identify new genetic mutations that can cause pulmonary arterial hypertension

Men and women in Uganda face different challenges in accessing treatment for NTDs

Men and women in Uganda face different challenges in accessing treatment for NTDs

Fighting schistosomiasis would help reduce HIV incidence, researchers say

Fighting schistosomiasis would help reduce HIV incidence, researchers say

New Pope will need to consider burden of NTDs

New Pope will need to consider burden of NTDs

Princeton metabolic model can predict how parasites would fare in altered climates

Princeton metabolic model can predict how parasites would fare in altered climates

Schistosome stem cells could explain how the worms survive for so many years

Schistosome stem cells could explain how the worms survive for so many years

Scientists identify new mechanism for schistosomiasis-bladder cancer connection

Scientists identify new mechanism for schistosomiasis-bladder cancer connection

WHO reports unprecedented progress against 17 neglected tropical diseases

WHO reports unprecedented progress against 17 neglected tropical diseases

QweCI and HEALTHY FUTURES project to host symposium on links between climate, VBDs

QweCI and HEALTHY FUTURES project to host symposium on links between climate, VBDs

Case Western Reserve to receive funding through Healthy Growth grant program

Case Western Reserve to receive funding through Healthy Growth grant program

BioDiem granted European patent for antimicrobial drug

BioDiem granted European patent for antimicrobial drug

Creating new non-influenza vaccines: an interview with Julie Phillips, CEO of BioDiem

Creating new non-influenza vaccines: an interview with Julie Phillips, CEO of BioDiem