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n. (context medicine English) The parasitic disease schistosomiasis


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 [syn: schistosomiasis, bilharziasis]

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There was a report from the WHO about the new strain of bilharzia spreading overseas.

But years later, when he remained small, the mother thought of the fall and blamed herself for believing that nurse who was only good for doing bilharzia tests and checking for worms.

Malaria, malnutrition, river blindness, sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis, yaws, bilharzia, and rift valley fever were everywhere in retreat under the benign rule of the Pan-African Federation.

Africans from the lowveld have weak stomachs from having been infected with Bilharzia.