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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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Recent release: AIDS 2012 panel discussion highlighted link between HIV/AIDS, NTDs

Recent release: AIDS 2012 panel discussion highlighted link between HIV/AIDS, NTDs

Brazilian researchers say schistosomiasis vaccine could be available in 3 years

Brazilian researchers say schistosomiasis vaccine could be available in 3 years

Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly covers some of the biggest challenges facing public health

Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly covers some of the biggest challenges facing public health

Praziquantel drug can safely cure snail fever in infants

Praziquantel drug can safely cure snail fever in infants

Inexpensive female genital schistosomiasis prevention could help reduce women's risk of HIV infection

Inexpensive female genital schistosomiasis prevention could help reduce women's risk of HIV infection

Water scarcity may cause global instability, U.S. intelligence agencies say in report

Water scarcity may cause global instability, U.S. intelligence agencies say in report

Study examines relationship between conflict, rise in NTDs in Middle East, North Africa

Study examines relationship between conflict, rise in NTDs in Middle East, North Africa

Water-associated disease outbreaks more likely to occur in high population density areas

Water-associated disease outbreaks more likely to occur in high population density areas

World-renowned researcher to address NTDs at UH, Feb. 10

World-renowned researcher to address NTDs at UH, Feb. 10

'Humanosphere' blog examines roles of former President Carter, researcher Foege in fighting NTDs

'Humanosphere' blog examines roles of former President Carter, researcher Foege in fighting NTDs

Abbott, DNDi partner to research on new treatments for NTDs

Abbott, DNDi partner to research on new treatments for NTDs

Access to, use of sanitation systems cuts odds of worm infection in half, study review shows

Access to, use of sanitation systems cuts odds of worm infection in half, study review shows

U.K. government to increase NTD spending fivefold between 2011 and 2015

U.K. government to increase NTD spending fivefold between 2011 and 2015

Scientists crack genetic code for Schistosoma haematobium

Scientists crack genetic code for Schistosoma haematobium

Researchers identify potential target for schistosomiasis vaccine

Researchers identify potential target for schistosomiasis vaccine

New creative uses of DNA 'barcoding'

New creative uses of DNA 'barcoding'

Researchers to begin drug development projects for rare and neglected diseases

Researchers to begin drug development projects for rare and neglected diseases

Researchers identify 'programmed cell death' pathway in parasitic worms

Researchers identify 'programmed cell death' pathway in parasitic worms

Burundi makes significant progress against NTDs

Burundi makes significant progress against NTDs

U.K. Coalition against NTDs officially launched in London

U.K. Coalition against NTDs officially launched in London