schistosomiasis by cynthia y wright pubh 6165 6
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
SCHISTOSOMIASIS by Cynthia Y. Wright Pubh – 6165-6

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 25

SCHISTOSOMIASIS by Cynthia Y. Wright Pubh – 6165-6 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

SCHISTOSOMIASIS by Cynthia Y. Wright Pubh – 6165-6. (Google images, 2009). Schistosomiasis is also known as bilharzia. Schistosomiasis is caused by a parasitic flat worm known as trematode The flat worm parasite is usually found in aquatic type of snails.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' SCHISTOSOMIASIS by Cynthia Y. Wright Pubh – 6165-6' - salaam

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
google images 2009
(Google images, 2009)
  • Schistosomiasis is also known as bilharzia.
  • Schistosomiasis is caused by a parasitic flat worm known as trematode
  • The flat worm parasite is usually found in aquatic type of snails
five types of schistosomiasis species
Five types of Schistosomiasis species
  • Schistosoma mansoni
  • Schistosoma japonicum
  • Schistosoma mekongi
  • Schistosoma intercalatum
  • Schistosoma haematobium

(Ross, Bartley, Sleigh, Olds, Li, Williams & McManus, 2002)

symptoms of schistosomiasis
Symptoms of schistosomiasis
  • Development of rash or itchy skin
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
clinical assessment of schistosomiasis
Clinical assessment of schistosomiasis
  • Immediate Manifestation – causes skin reaction in a form of rush.
  • Acute schistosomiasis manifestation – takes 14-84 days for symptoms to appear. Caused through contact with infected water.
  • Chronic schistosomiasis manifestation – occurs when eggs have hatched in the immune system

(CDC, 2007)

geographical location parasite dominance
Geographical location parasite dominance
  • Schistosomiasis affects 200 million people around the world
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, most popular known schistosoma parasites are; S. haematobium, S. mansoni and S. intercalatum.
  • Predominantly, about 85% of all severe and normal cases have and occur in the African continent
  • In addition, 500-600 million more people are estimated to be at risk. (WHO, 2009)
disease prevalence
Disease prevalence
  • From a specimen of urine and stool collected from 600 people, results showed 27% contained s.haematobium infections, 4% contained mansoni infections with 5% containing mixed infections
  • Therefore from the study, research was able to show the age prevalence concentration of s. haemotobium occurred mostly in children up to 20 years.

(Ndhlovu, Chandwana, Taylor, Phillips, Sola, Kaondera, Mandaza & Kubara)

age prevalence s haematobium ifnections ndhlovu chandwana taylor phillips sola mandaza kubara
Age prevalence & s.haematobium ifnections (Ndhlovu, Chandwana, Taylor, Phillips, Sola, Mandaza & Kubara)
findings from research studies
Findings from Research studies
  • Introduction of ultrasounds, have made schistosomiasis diagnoses easier to administer in developing countries (Schwerdfeger & Karloff, 1995)
  • In the next slide, are the various examples of improvements of disease diagnosis in some African countries since the introduction of Ultrasound technology
The presence of sonogra-phical images, clinicians in Zimbabwe were able to identify the cause of esophageal bleeding in patients which were caused by s. hepatoplenic.

Nevertheless, in Tanzania, congestive changes in the kidneys was seen in 29% out of 231 school children with the presence of S. haematobium infections seen at 62%.

(Schwerdfeger & Karloff, 1995)

Moreover, in Congo, common urinary tract infections and bladder difficulties which were caused by s. haematobium, were diagnosed among patients through ultrasound screening

(Schwerdfeger & Karloff, 1995)

life cycle of a schistomiasis parasite
Life cycle of a Schistomiasisparasite
  • First, is the penetration of free swimming larvae into the human skin
  • Bifurcated tails from the larvae helps form the schistosoma parasite
  • Parasite travels through blood vessels into lungs
  • Some parasites are extracted out by urine or feces, however, some get stuck inside the a human body

(Ross, Bartley, Sleigh, Olds, Li, Williams & McManus, 2002).

control and treatment for the disease
Control and treatment for the disease
  • Prescription drugs- Availability of Praziquantel (PZQ). A known drug treatment for schistosomiasis.
  • Providing education on sanitation and personal hygiene
  • The control of snail reproduction
  • Government commitment to provide funds to support research work and focus more on the primary health care.

(WHO, 2006)

  • Watanabe, Kanji.,Mwinzi, N. M. Pauline., Black, L. Carla., Muok, M. O. Erick., Karanja, M.S. Diana., Secor, W.Evan., Colley, G. Daniel (2007). T Regulatory Cell Levels Decrease in People Infected With Schistosoma mansoni on Effective Treatment. Retrieved April 18, 2009 from
  • Schwerdtfeger-Doehring, Ekkehard., Kardorff, Ruediger (1995). Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz; Ultrasonography in Schistosomiasis in Africa. Institute of Medical Parasitology, University of Bonn, Hannover, Germarny. Retrieved April 18, 2009 from
  • Ross, G. P. Allen, PhD., Bartley, B. Paul, M.B., B.S., Sleigh, C. Adrian, M.B.,B.S., M.S., Olds, Richard. G, M.D., Li, Yuesheng, M.D., PhD., Williams, M. Gail, PhD., McManus, P. Donald, PhD., D.Sc (2002) The New Engalnd Journal of Medicine: Schistosomiasis. Retrieved April 18, 2009 from
  • World Health Organization (2009). Schistosomiasis. Retrieved April 18, 2009 from
5. The life cycle of the schistosoma parasite (2002). Da Silva, A. J., Ph.D., Moser, M. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Image retrieved April 27, 2009 from

6. Google images (2009). Schstosomiasis causes swimmers itch, fever symptoms and schistosoma infection treatment. Retrieved April 27, 209 from

7. Wired Science (2008). Parasites may fuel AIDS epidemic. Image retrieved April 27, 2009 from

8. Schstosoma haematobium (2004). Image retrieved April 27, 2009 from google images

9. Ndhlovu, P.D., Chandwana, S.K., Taylor, P., Phillips, S.M., Sola, P.S.P.M., Kaondera, K.K., Mandaza, G. and Kubara, E. Human immune responses during infection with schistosoma haematobium: Cell mediated immunity. Humanity development library 2.0 retrieved April 27, 2009 from

10. Leneler, C., Utzinger, J., Tanner, M. (2002). Public health reviews: Questionnaires for rapid screening of schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Retrieved April 27, 2009 from

11. Google images. Retrieved April 27, 2009 from
stake holder information
Stake holder information
  • Tanzania Public Health Association (TPHA), a National NGO. email contact: [email protected],
  • National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) Tanzania,website:,
  • Muhimbili Universtiy of Health and Allied Sciences, website:
  • Hubert Kairuki Memorial Hospital, website:
  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC), website:
  • Bugando Hospital (The Univeristy College of Health Sciences at Bugando Medical Center, website: or email contact: [email protected]
stake holder cont
stake holder cont.,
  • Canada\'s Public Health Leader, website:,email contact: [email protected],
  • Mission Hospital Link Tanzania (MHLT), email contact: [email protected],
  • Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC)., website: