snail fever


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snail fever

schis•to•so•mi•a•sis

(ˌʃɪs tə soʊˈmaɪ ə sɪs)

n.
a chronic anemia and organ infection caused by parasitic flukes of the genus Schistosoma, transmitted through feces-contaminated river snails.
[1905–10]
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82 million, is to eradicate intestinal worms and diseases such as snail fever, (schistosomiasis), soil-transmitted helminths, river blindness (onchocerciasis), lymphatic filariasis, and trachoma.
Schistosomiasis (also known as Bilharzia, snail fever, or Katayama fever) is caused by flatworm parasites that live in the blood vessels of the bladder and intestines.
Schistosomiasis - also known as bilharzia, snail fever, or Katayama fever - is caused by flatworm parasites that live in the blood vessels of the bladder and intestines.