SCHISTOSOMES. One of The Most Important Human Parasitic Infection In Terms of Morbidity & Mortality ACCOUNTED FOR MOST OF THE DISEASES BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ONLY SECOND MALARIA. Globetrotting Parasites that Continue to Spread and Cause Disease.
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One of The Most Important Human Parasitic Infection In Terms of Morbidity & Mortality
ACCOUNTED FOR MOST OF THE DISEASES BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
ONLY SECOND MALARIA
- Schistosomamansoni occurs in Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and in Central and South America.
- Schistosomajaponicum is restricted to the Far East.
- Schistosomahaematobium occurs in Africa and the Middle East, and in regions of India and Portugal.
(Making a sad face will not change the fact
that you STILL are a definitive host, buddy !!! Nice Try Though)
(That raw-meat dress will not put you off the list of being the definitive host, lady!!!)
(I thought that acting cool will put me off the list of definitive host but apparently, the parasite does not share the same thought as mine )
Intestinal Schistosomiasis: eggs in the wall of the gut
Eggs of Schistosomahaematobium
Schistosomahaematobium adult male
Schistosomahaematobium eggs in section of bladder
Schistosomajaponicum adult male and female
Schistosomamansoni adult male and female
Eggs of Schistosomamansoni
Acute (aka Katayama fever)
A 13-year-old boy with schistosomiasis : Hepatosplenomegaly, ascites, muscle atrophy, pyrexia, anaemia and haemorrhage from the gastrointestinal tract --------------->
The abdomen of an 11-year-old boy with intestinal schistosomiasis with the size and extent of the liver and spleen marked.
Two boys, victims of schistosomiasis showing typical distension of the abdomen
Infection Threat Distended Belly
No vaccine is available currently because it’s hard to find an adequate animal model. The human schistosome infection cannot seem to be reproduced accurately in animals , and the mechanisms of protection have been found to differ among the various experimental models.