oa South African Medical Journal - Schistosomiasis: the effect of the disease on educational attainment
|Article Title||Schistosomiasis: the effect of the disease on educational attainment|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *Salisbury African School **Schistosomiasis Research Laboratory, Salisbury. S. Rhodesia|
|Publication Date||Apr 1948|
|Pages||260 - 263|
|Keyword(s)||Children, Education and Schistosomiasis|
From the evidence presented,s chistosomiasis appears to have an adverse effect on the scholastic attainment of affected European school children. In African school children no such effect is observed: in fact, on balance, the infected children have a better record than those free from the disease. The reason for this not clear.
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