Schistosomiasis Acquired in Lake Malawi.

  title={Schistosomiasis Acquired in Lake Malawi.},
  author={Potasman and Pick and Abel and Dan},
  journal={Journal of travel medicine},
  volume={3 1},
Background: Schistosomiasis is second only to Malaria in its prevalence in the tropics. The mode of transmission of this disease is unknown to many travelers, whereas other travelers consciously choose to ignore recommendations offered by travel clinics. Methods: We present a descriptive analysis of 22 patients who presented with S. haematobium (SH) infection to two travel clinics in Israel during 1993 and 1994. Results: All 22 patients (mean age 24.2 yrs) apparently acquired SH in lake Malawi… CONTINUE READING