On today’s show, we talk about schistosomiasis. Health authorities say more than 200 million people are infected worldwide and in terms of impact, this disease is second only to malaria as the most...

January is Schistosomiasis Awareness and Mass Drug Administration month in the Philippines, according to the Department of Health Calendar 2018. Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is a disease...

Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia and snail fever is endemic in 12 regions and 28 provinces on the Philippines archipelago with a whopping 12 million Filipinos at risk for the parasitic infection,...

Parasite-carrying snails can travel long distances, spreading a deadly disease along the way, according to new research led by UC Berkeley. The study is the first to find genetic evidence for long-distance...

Schistosomiasis, also referred to as Bilharzia and Katayama fever, is an infection with a type of Schistosoma parasite. The schistosomes or blood flukes are parasites that have been around since antiquity....

  Parasitology 101 is an educational blog that that can be used as a study guide for microbiology, infectious disease and medical technology students. The “bullet-point” format keeps the information...

I was looking at the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) annual calendar of health events happening in the country. Much to my surprise, since I never heard of it during my three decades in microbiology,...