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Schistosomiasis: A Global Public Health Problem

Samiha El Katsha

in Gender, Behavior, and Health: Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774247286
eISBN:
9781617970245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774247286.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Schistosomiasis is a chronic, debilitating illness, mostly experienced by poor people in remote rural areas who are ignored by the media. It is transmitted in specific environmental settings, in or ... More


Houdini’s Nefarious Cousins: The Trypanosomes, the Schistosomes, and the Lymphatic Filariae

Dickson D. Despommier and William C. Campbell

in People, Parasites, and Plowshares: Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161947
eISBN:
9780231535267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161947.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the transmission and proliferation of trypanosomes, the schistosomes, and the lymphatic filariae in the body of their hosts. Trypanosomes are single-celled organisms ... More


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