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Schistosomiasis

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  • Schistosomiasis

    Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, snail fever, and Katayama fever , is a disease caused by parasitic flatworms of the Schistosoma type. The disease is spread by contact with fresh water contaminated with the parasites. These parasites are released from infected freshwater snails.

  • Schistosomiasis

    Signs and symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stool, or blood in the urine. In those who have been infected a long time, liver damage, kidney failure, infertility, or bladder cancer may occur. In children, it may cause poor growth and learning difficulty.

  • Schistosomiasis

    Control of schistosomiasis is based on drug treatment (Praziquantel), snail control, improved sanitation and health education.Schistosomiasis remains a public health problem in several parts of the world, particularly in Africa where 92% of all the people requiring preventive chemotherapy for schistosomiasis live.

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