Infection and origin

1885–90; CDJ900 NXS < NL Bilharz(ia) the genus of trematode worms causing the disease (after German physician Theodor Bilharz (1825–62), who discovered the genus in 1852)

an infection caused by parasitic flukes of the genus Schistosoma, occurring commonly in eastern Asia and in tropical regions and transmitted to humans through feces-contaminated fresh water or snails: symptoms commonly include pain, anemia, and malfunction of the infected organ.
Also called bilharziasis, snail fever.

Any of various generally tropical diseases caused by infestation with schistosomes, widespread in rural areas of Africa, Asia, and Latin America through use of contaminated water, and characterized by infection and gradual destruction of the tissues of the kidneys, liver, and other organs. Also called  bilharziasis,  snail fever.


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