From katayama to the Dakhla Oasis: the beginning of epidemiology and control of bilharzia.

@article{Jordan2000FromKT,
  title={From katayama to the Dakhla Oasis: the beginning of epidemiology and control of bilharzia.},
  author={Pallo Jordan},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2000},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={9-40}
}
Treatment of schistosomiasis is now simple and control protects millions in Brazil, China and Egypt and many thousands in other countries. It is difficult, therefore, to visualise the frustration and despair of scientists and clinicians in Africa, and in Egypt in particular, at the beginning of the century faced with a disease described as 'perhaps the most dreadful of the remaining plagues of Egypt' (Madden, P.C., 1910). It was known to be caused by a trematode worm (discovered by Bilharz in… CONTINUE READING