This practice led to the spread of infectious liver diseases, especially the hepatitis C virus that, together with Bilharzia
, has caused liver cancer cases to rise in number in this country.
Squamous cell cancer (SCC) of the bladder usually occurs secondary to bilharzia
in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America, where schistosomiasis is endemic and accounts for 59% to 75% of cases.
Dangerous practices like walking with your back facing where you are going (which may cause you to stumble, fall and get injured) are said to cause one to be eaten by lions; and urinating into the hearth and spitting into someone's face are also said to cause one to suffer from bilharzia
and to be spat at by a snake, respectively.
Beware of crocodiles and bilharzia
when wading after your prize
Lest one should think of taxonomy as sterile and irrelevant, Fortey presents examples of its practical implications, including research towards the eradication of diseases such as bilharzia
, the control of harmful insect pests, and development of more productive agricultural crops.
He's had malaria, bilharzia
(a tropical disease caused by parasitic worms picked up from snails), leishmaniasis (a parasitic disease spread by the bite of a sandfly), roundworm, botflies and ringworm.
Screening of indigenous plants for possible use in controlling bilharzia
A research team supported by the National Institutes of Health Roadmap and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has identified chemical compounds that hold promise as potential therapies for schistosomiasis--also known as bilharzia
or snail fever--a parasitic-worm disease that afflicts more than 207 million people worldwide, primarily in developing nations in tropical areas.
I turned a few more pages to see what lay in store Typhus and bubonic plague, bilharzia
, kwashiorkor The fearful names went rolling on with never a single pause
malaria) was pronounced within the age group 55-64 years and contraction of diarrhea and Bilharzia
among the respondents does not seem alarming.
The more ill-informed members of the female sex utterly fail to appreciate the seriousness of 'man flu', an horrific affliction right up there with bilharzia
, and green monkey disease.
These constraints have led to the continued spread of waterborne diseases such as bilharzia
, schistosmioasis, guinea worm, yaws and high incidence of diarrhoea, affecting mainly children.