bilharziasis bilharziasis


  • (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



  1. The squishy little parasites are less than an inch long, but they cause a globe-girdling disease variously known as schistosomiasis, bilharziasis, or simply snail fever.
  2. Schistosomiasis, bilharziasis, snail feverby whatever name, the debilitating and often fatal illness afflicts more than 150 million people in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
  3. The streets are cluttered by famished yellow dogs and skinny children with red-lidded eyes half-closed by trachoma and stomachs distended by bilharziasis.
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