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10 facts about schistosomiasis

Students of El-Mussallamia school in Gezira, Sudan  during a schistosomiasis treatment campaign
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Increased population movement is introducing the disease to new areas

Increased migration to urban areas and population movements are introducing schistosomiasis to new areas. Increasing population size and the corresponding needs for power and water often result in development schemes and environmental modification, such as construction of dams, that facilitate transmission.

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