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Schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia or snail fever) is a chronic disease caused by parasitic worms that live in certain types of freshwater snails. Schistosomiasis is second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease in tropical countries and is considered one of the most debilitating helminthic diseases among rural populations. The urinary tract or the intestines may be infected. Signs and symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stool, or blood in the urine. Those who have been infected a long time may experience liver damage, kidney failure, infertility, or bladder cancer (squamous cell carcinoma). In children, it may cause poor growth and learning difficulty
HOW IS SCHISTOSOMIASIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Schistosomiasis is done by checking the stools and eggs of the worms found in the same.
HOW IS SCHISTOSOMIASIS TREATED?
Treatment of Schistosomiasis is done through medication. An oral dosage of praziquantel helps prevent the disease. WHO is taking measures to eradicate the disease completely by educating rural population and eliminating water-dwelling snails
DID YOU KNOW?
If 50% of the villagers are infected with schistosomiasis, treatment is given to everyone as a precaution.