Schistosomiasis, also known as snail fever and bilharzia, is a disease caused by parasitic flatworms called schistosomes.
The urinary tract or the intestines may be infected. Signs and symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrheas, bloody stool, or blood in the urine. 

Those who have been infected for a long time may experience liver damage, kidney failure, infertility, or bladder cancer.

In children, it may cause poor growth and learning difficulty.
The disease is spread by contact with fresh water contaminated with the parasites.

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