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Schistosomiasis

What is it and what does it do?

Schistosomiasis (shis-to-so-my-uh-sis) is a tropical disease which if
not treated can cause long-term illness. It is recognized by the world
health organization as a global health problem second only to
malaria.

What causes it?

It is caused by parasitic worms called…

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3 days to reach the blood capillaries. Over the next 7 days or so the
parasite will migrate in the blood system from the skin to the lungs
to the heart and then to the liver. In the liver they mature into adult
worms
and form male: female pairs, the…

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