schistosomiasis
noun (plural schistosomiases) Etymology: New Latin, from Schistosoma Date: 1906 infestation with or disease caused by schistosomes; specifically a severe endemic disease of humans in Africa and parts of Asia and South America that is contracted when cercariae released into freshwaters (as rivers) by a snail intermediate host penetrate the skin and that is marked especially by blood loss and tissue damage — called also snail fever

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