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Schistosomiasis in travellers returning from sub-Saharan Africa

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1260

Increase in cases may be due to use of more thorough diagnostic techniques

  1. P Jordan,
  2. G Webbe
  1. Retired member of MRC's external staff 71 Dunmore Street, Balfron, Stirlingshire G63 OPZ
  2. Emeritus professor of applied medical parasitology Department of Medical Parasitology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WCIE 7HT

    EDITOR,—John H Day and colleagues provide a useful reminder of the risk of contracting schistosomiasis in many tropical countries.1 But to state that “cases of schistosomiasis seen at this hospital [the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London] have increased in the past five years” is misleading: surely the possibility that more cases are being …

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