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disease (bilharzia) caused by digenetic trematode worms of the genus schistosoma, the adults of which live in the urinary or mesenteric blood vessels. Eggs shed by the female worms pass to the outside in the urine or faeces, but many also lodge in and obstruct the blood flow in the liver. Eosinophils seem to be particularly important in the killing of the invasive larval stage (schistosomulum). Evasion of the host's immune response by adult schistosomes seems to involve the acquisition of a coat of host cell surface material by the parasite.

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UTI Issue, Need Help

... now. However i had a prostate fluid test done with everything ok. I bought a pretty nice amscope and tested my urine and seen what looks like Schistosomiasis eggs but never left the usa. And Amoeba. The amoeba could have been a cross contamination issue i don't know how likely that is because ...

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Environmental changes are spreading infectious diseases

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Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:29 pm
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Topic: Environmental changes are spreading infectious diseases
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Re: Draco's Biology revision

... of how likely you are to be diagnosed with the disease over some specified period of timeā€”the next week for flu, or the next year for cancer or schistosomiasis, say. Mortality is the incidence of death due to a disease or condition. You can figure the chi-squarred stuff out from the link given ...

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by blcr11
Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:33 pm
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Topic: Draco's Biology revision
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Schistosomiasis vid

This is a good vid explaining Schistosomiasis . Warning: it's a little freaky. :S Well I thought so...

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Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:57 pm
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