Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Examining water-borne parasites that cause intestinal schistosomiasis

Water is essential for life on Earth. It is crucial for environmental and human health, necessary for food and energy security, and indispensable for continued urbanization and industry. One in nine people lacks access to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Effectiveness of point of care diagnostics for schistosomiasis

Researchers from the Cochrane Infectious Disease Group, hosted at LSTM, have conducted an independent review to assess how well point of care tests detect Schistosoma infections in people living in endemic regions.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Software created to help find a cure for a 'great neglected disease'

For decades, scientists around the world have worked to develop a treatment for schistosomiasis, a debilitating water-born parasite that affects more than 200 million people worldwide. To aid this research, Rahul Singh, professor ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antique parasite worms its way into human history

Forensic sleuths said Thursday they had found the oldest known egg of the bilharzia parasite, revealing how human advancement enabled a tiny freshwater worm to become a curse for millions.

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