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  • Schistosomiasis

    Schistosomiasis  is a disease of poverty that leads to chronic ill-health. Infection is acquired when people come into contact with fresh water infested with the larval forms (cercariae) of parasitic blood flukes, known as schistosomes.

  • Schistosomiasis

    Symptoms of schistosomiasis are caused by the body’s reaction to the worms’ eggs.

    Intestinal schistosomiasis can result in abdominal pain, diarrhoea and blood in the stool. Liver enlargement is common in advanced cases, and is frequently associated with an accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity and hypertension of the abdominal blood vessels. In such cases there may also be enlargement of the spleen

  • Schistosomiasis

    Praziquantel, a prescription medication, is taken for 1-2 days to treat infections caused by all Schistosoma species.Schistosomiasis japonica had been endemic in several regions in Japan, such as Hiroshima, Okayama, Fukuoka, Saga and Yamanashi. In 1947, the life expectancy was 46.06 and 49.6 years for males and females respectively, but now it is 77.10 for males and 83.99 years for females in Japan. During the period (1904-1916), scientists established the the fundamental strategy to control schistosomiasis that basically persisted until the eradication in 1996. 

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