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Schistosomiasis in Lake Malawi

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6921.138 (Published 08 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:138
  1. I J P Loefler
  1. Nairobi Hospital, PO Box 47964, Nairobi, Kenya.

    EDITOR, - In the “old days” people used to swim in Lake Malawi with impunity: there were few people about, and if the snails that give rise to schistosomiasis occurred at all their habitat was limited, for the shores are mostly stony and the slopes steep - and the winters are cold.1 In …

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