Taxonomy: s.f. Schistosomatoidea
Animal: Schistosoma haematobium (pathology) 1 14.jpg
Sites: Blood / Vascular
Schistosomiasis, a clinical case. This infection was in an Australian traveller to Africa infected while wading in infected waters. Although asymptomatic, she presented for testing 2 months after returning home when a fellow traveller presented with seizures and was found to be infected. This case emphasises the importance of obtaining the best prophylactic advice, avoiding eating suspect foods, taking appropriate measures to avoid arthropod bites, wading in infected waters and having some tests when the traveller returns, especially if it has been an intrepid adventure and even if asymptomatic. In this case, the illness of a fellow traveller was a signal not to be ignored.
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