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schistosomiasis


About 200 million people are infected with schistosomiasis, but it is not a threat in the United States.
  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
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  • About 200 million people are infected with schistosomiasis, but it is not a threat in the United States.
  • She still suffers from the effects of several diseases she contracted in the Congo, including schistosomiasis, Guinea worms, and probably tuberculosis.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Schistosomiasis, a parasitic infection, shows a preference for bladder, intestine, or colonic vessels—depending on the species.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
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Associated words [difficulty]:   schistosomiasis [9] , tapeworm [6] , hookworm [7] , pinworm [9] , trichinosis [9]
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