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In the wake of the invitation by InTech, this book was written by a number of prominent researchers in the field. It is set to present a compendium of all necessary and up-to-date data to all who are interested. Schistosomiasis or blood fluke disease, also known as Bilharziasis, is a parasitic disease caused by helminths from a genus of trematodes entitled Schistosoma. It is a snail-borne trematode infection. The disease is among the Neglected Tropical Diseases, catalogued by the Global Plan to combat Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2008-2015 and is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be the second most socioeconomically devastating parasitic disease, next to malaria. WHO demonstrates that schistosomiasis affects at least 200 million people worldwide, more than 700 million people live in endemic areas, and more than 200.000 deaths are reported annually. It leads to the loss of about 4.5 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs).

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SchistosomiasisEdited by Mohammad Bagher Rokni

Published: January 13th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1309

ISBN: 978-953-307-852-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6722-8

Copyright year: 2012

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36880 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

41 Web of Science Citations

57 Dimensions Citations


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1. Diagnosis of Schistosomiasis in Low Endemic Areas

By Amal Farahat Allam


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2. Artenimol-Based Combination Therapy for the Curative Treatment of Schistosomiasis

By F. Herwig Jansen and Tinne De Cnodder


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3. The Use of Brazilian Medicinal Plants to Combat Schistosoma mansoni

By Silmara Marques Allegretti, Claudineide Nascimento Fernandes de Oliveira, Rosimeire Nunes de Oliveira, Tarsila Ferraz Frezza and Vera Lúcia Garcia Rehder


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4. Control of Schistosomiasis

By Monday Francis Useh


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5. Directives for Schistosomiasis Control in Endemic Areas of Brazil

By Tereza C. Favre, Carolina F. S. Coutinho, Kátia G. Costa, Aline F. Galvão, Ana Paula B. Pereira, Lilian Beck, Oswaldo G. Cruz and Otavio S. Pieri


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6. Schistosomiasis in Lake Malawi and the Potential Use of Indigenous Fish for Biological Control

By Jay R. Stauffer, Jr. and Henry Madsen


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7. Schistosomasis and Bladder Cancer

By Saad S. Eissa, M. Nabil El-Bolkainy and Mohab S. Eissa


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8. Imported Schistosomiasis

By J. Uberos and A. Jerez-Calero


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9. Epidemiology of Schistosomiasis Mansoni in Brazil

By Maria José Conceição and José Rodrigues Coura


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10. Ecological Aspects of Biomphalaria in Endemic Areas for Schistosomiasis in Brazil

By Marco Antônio Andrade de Souza and Alan Lane de Melo


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11. Out of Animals and Back Again: Schistosomiasis as a Zoonosis in Africa

By Claire J. Standley, Andrew P. Dobson and J. Russell Stothard


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12. The Role of Wild Rodents in the Transmission of Schistosoma mansoni in Brazil

By Rosana Gentile, Marisa S. Soares, Magali G. M. Barreto, Margareth M. L. Gonçalves and Paulo S. D’Andrea


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13. A Study of Schistosomiasis Prevalence and Risk of Snail Presence Spatial Distributions Using Geo-Statistical Tools

By Ricardo J.P.S. Guimarães, Fernanda R. Fonseca, Luciano V. Dutra, Corina C. Freitas, Guilherme C. Oliveira and Omar S. Carvalho


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14. The Merits of Urine Color Observation as a Rapid Diagnostic Technique to Estimate Schistosoma Haematobium Infection in Two Endemic Areas of Benue State, Nigeria

By Robert Houmsou, Elizabeth Amuta and Edward Omudu


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15. Pattern of Genetic Divergence of Mitochondrial DNA Sequences in Biomphalaria tenagophila Complex Species Based on Barcode and Morphological Analysis

By Roseli Tuan, Fernanda Pires Ohlweiler, Raquel Gardini Sanches Palasio, Ricardo Dalla Zanna and Marisa Cristina De Almeida Guimarães


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