Philippines: The month of january is Schistosomiasis Awareness month

The month of january is Schistosomiasis Awareness and Mass Drug Administration month within the Philippines, based on the Department of Health Calendar 2018.

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Schistosomiasis, also referred to as bilharzia, is really a disease brought on by parasitic worms. Greater than 200 million individuals are infected worldwide. When it comes to impact this ailment is second simply to malaria because the most devastating parasitic disease. Schistosomiasis is one among the Neglected Tropical Illnesses (NTDs).

You will find 5 types of schistosomes which infect humans. In the Philippines, Schistosoma japonicum is endemic. Schistosomiasis is endemic in 10 regions, 24 provinces, 183 municipalities and 1, 212 barangays with believed uncovered population of 6.seven million all around the Philippines, based on 2007  National League of presidency Nurses data.

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