Bilharzia

Bilharzia / Schistosomiasis factsheet

Schistosomiasis, or bilharzia, is a parasitic disease caused by trematode flatworms of the genus Schistosoma. Larval forms of the parasites, which are released by freshwater snails, penetrate the skin of people in the water. Key facts Schistosomiasis is a chronic...

Schistosomiasis (bilharzia): Frequently Asked Questions

Schistosomiasis (bilharzia): Frequently Asked Questions FAQs compiled by John Frean, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa. Updated 06 July 2016 What is schistosomiasis and how do you get it? Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by...

Bilharzia / Schistosomiasis factsheet

Schistosomiasis, or bilharzia, is a parasitic disease caused by trematode flatworms of the genus Schistosoma. Larval forms of the parasites, which are released by freshwater snails, penetrate the skin of people in the water. Key facts Schistosomiasis is a chronic...

Schistosomiasis (bilharzia): Frequently Asked Questions

Schistosomiasis (bilharzia): Frequently Asked Questions FAQs compiled by John Frean, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa. Updated 06 July 2016 What is schistosomiasis and how do you get it? Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by...