SHISTOSOMIASIS

By: Brandon, Corey, and Andy

what is shistosomiasis

It is a major parasitic disease (also known as Bilharzia) infecting humans and domestic livestock.

what causes shistomiasis

It is  caused by several species of flatworms in the genus Schistosoma.The World Health Organisation estimates that up to 200 million people are infected in parts of South America, Africa and Asia.

images of flat worms

treatments for shistosomiasis

Safe and effective medication is available for treatment of both urinary and intestinal schistosomiasis. a prescription medication, is taken for 1-2 days to treat infections caused by all Schistosoma species.