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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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More attention to neglected tropical diseases

More attention to neglected tropical diseases

Experts call for a global fund to combat neglected tropical diseases

Experts call for a global fund to combat neglected tropical diseases

Sixty-two per cent of Africans do not have access to a proper toilet

Sixty-two per cent of Africans do not have access to a proper toilet

Parasitic worm Schistosoma mekongi more widespread than previously thought

Parasitic worm Schistosoma mekongi more widespread than previously thought

Scientists identify potential therapy targets for schistosomiasis

Scientists identify potential therapy targets for schistosomiasis

Discovery of chemical compounds that hold promise as potential therapies for schistosomiasis

Discovery of chemical compounds that hold promise as potential therapies for schistosomiasis

Parasitic flatworm schistosomiasis much more debilitating than previously thought

Parasitic flatworm schistosomiasis much more debilitating than previously thought

Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs

Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs

Neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis and schistosomiasis

Neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis and schistosomiasis

New understanding of tropical disease schistosomiasis

New understanding of tropical disease schistosomiasis

WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases

WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases

Waterborne infectious diseases could soon be consigned to history

Waterborne infectious diseases could soon be consigned to history

Controlling neglected diseases will boost fight against HIV, TB and Malaria

Controlling neglected diseases will boost fight against HIV, TB and Malaria

Tiny worms provide clues to new treatments for diabetes, asthma and hay fever

Tiny worms provide clues to new treatments for diabetes, asthma and hay fever

Tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, river blindness, hookworm, elephantiasis, and blinding trachoma are being ignored

Tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, river blindness, hookworm, elephantiasis, and blinding trachoma are being ignored

Study examines the incidence and risk factors associated with Hepatitis C infection in rural Egypt

Study examines the incidence and risk factors associated with Hepatitis C infection in rural Egypt

Ten million Africans treated by international disease treatment

Ten million Africans treated by international disease treatment

Schistosomiasis has a greater effect than previosly thought

Schistosomiasis has a greater effect than previosly thought