n South African Medical Journal - Schistosomiasis - an endemic but neglected tropical disease in Limpopo : correspondence
|Article Title||Schistosomiasis - an endemic but neglected tropical disease in Limpopo : correspondence|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||Louis-Jacques Van Bogaert|
|Publication Date||Dec 2010|
|Pages||787 - 788|
|Keyword(s)||University of Limpopo|
To the Editor: After malaria, schistosomiasis is the second most prevalent tropical infection, but is first among the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Worldwide, an estimated 750 million people are at risk of schistosomiasis, and 200 million have the disease; 85% of the latter and all 20 million with severe disease are concentrated in Africa.
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