Schistosomiasis, bilharziasis or snail fever
Ring Worm or Tinea
The signs following the infection are rashes or itchy skin. Two months after infection, fever, chills, cough and muscle aches may occur, as the parasites mature. Untreated infections can result in blood in urine and stools, and enlarged liver and spleen. Other symptoms depend on the tissues affected; cirrhosis of the liver is common. Although symptoms vary according to the species of infecting fluke, all forms can result in general weakening and eventual death.
Schistosomiasis is considered the second most important parasitic infection after malaria in terms of public health and economic impact. The disease is prevalent in Asia, some Pacific islands, Africa, the West Indies, South America, Spain, Puerto Rico, and Cyprus.
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