oa South African Medical Journal - Schistosomiasis: the effect of the disease on educational attainment

Volume 22, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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