bilharzia bilharzia

Definition(s):

  • (n) an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Not surprisingly Africans also have the highest rate of death from diarrhea, along with a high incidence of the parasitic disorder bilharzia, malaria and other water-related .
  2. Some of the modern plagues of Eygpt: Egypt: Amoebic dysentery, which afflicts every villager; bilharzia, an energy-sapping parasitic disease which infects 92%; intestinal worms .
  3. Schistosomiasis (bilharzia): Southern China, Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Japan, central Indonesia and the Mekong delta.

News

  • Still living with bilharzia parasite, Froome says he has no drug exemptions

    Chris Froome has lived with the bilharzia parasite for years and continues to undergo treatment. Photo: Graham Watson | www.grahamwatson.com Froome confirms no TUE; still treated for bilharzia parasite, which has dogged the Tour's yellow jersey for several years
    on July 17, 2013     Source: Velo News

Quotes

  • "Uganda, like many other African countries, is affected by the neglected tropical diseases like river blindness, bilharzia, intestinal worms, trachoma and elephantiasis," Museveni said.
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: Yoweri Museveni Source: New Vision

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