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10 facts about schistosomiasis

A child taking praziquantel tablets during a school-based  control campaign in Kenya

Praziquantel can be used to treat schistosomiasis

Control of schistosomiasis is based on large-scale treatment with praziquantel of at-risk populations.

WHO recommends treatment with praziquantel against all forms of schistosomiasis. The medicine is effective, safe and is freely available.

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