Schistosomiasis is a chronic and parasitic disease. It is caused by blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma. Schistosomiasis can be of intestinal and urogenital type. It is very common in poor communities that do not have access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. People at highest risk for this disease are the ones those are in constant contact with infested water.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on June, 2014