Water-Borne Helminthiases: Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis)

  • Erhard Hinz
Conference paper
Part of the Sitzungsberichte der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften book series (HD AKAD, volume 1985 / 1985)


A special feature of the geomedical situation of the Philippines archipelago is the presence of a disease which occurs only in some of the islands and in connection with an amphibian species of snail, which was in turn found early in this century to depend upon a parasitic worm, the oriental blood fluke Schistosoma japonicum. The clinical picture of the Philippine schistosomiasis is classified as one of the hepatolienal forms, and is characterised by a chronic progress which, when undetected, very often leads to prolonged ill health and loss of the capacity to work.


Endemic Area Intermediate Host Infected Person Final Host Prepatent Period 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erhard Hinz
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  1. 1.Abteilung ParasitologieHygiene-Institut der Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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