Concerns have been raised over a neglected tropical disease that has the potential to cause infertility among women in Kenya. Photo|Courtesy Schistosomiasis, largely known as bilharzia is more prevalent in some parts of Nyanza, Coast and Tana River. Human beings get infected when the larval forms of the worms are released from freshwater snails and penetrate the skin when one is swimming or during farming activities.
User Diarrhea,bilharzia and skin disease outbreak has been reported amongst children in the five villages found in Boni Forest in Lamu County. The villages where more than 100 children have been affected by the diseases include Kiangwe, Basuba, Mangai and Milimani. The diseases are believed to be majorly contributed by consumption of dirty water by the locals especially since the drought season began.
In this world, there are many types disease that affects the health of the person. Some common disease that normally affects us is; Cholera, Typhoid, Bilharzia, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Measles. These diseases can easily be transmitted from one person to another and some other diseases can be transmitted through the air and they are airborne diseases.
Bilharzia is one of the deadliest diseases water-born diseases followed by intestinal worms. The disease occurs mainly in watery areas such as the western part of Kenya. The areas mainly affected now are Vihaga, Bungoma, Kakamega, and trans-nzoia county. The ministry of health started a mass drug administration and sensitization program in western Kenya targeted 5 million people and 1.5 million at sabatia in Vihiga county which the mass was officially launched to curb the spread of bilharzia.
Different types of diseases have affected the world and among them is Covid-19. Covid-19 is a deadly virus that was first reported from China this disease is more hazardous than malaria, Typhoid, measles, Bilharzia, and tuberculosis. Scientists all over The world have lastly invented a medicine for this deadly Virus.
The Kenya Medical Research Institute is currently performing trials on a invented Bilharzia drug that is more convenient to be administered to children.Bilharzia is a disease that mainly affects the nervous system,lungs and liver.It is caused by a worm that is carried by snails which survives in stagnant water.
Bilharzia. It is a serious disease caused by infections from parasitic warms in fresh water. Bilharzia is also know as snail fever,it affects the urinary tract and the intestines may also be affected. This happens when fresh water become contaminated from infected animals and human urine and faeces. The parasite penetrate human skin to blood stream and move to liver, intestines and other organs. How it spreads. It spreads through contaminated water and food. Symptoms √Pain in joints √itches in joints √severe
Dirty water is associated with diseases such as Cholera, Diarrhea, Typhoid, and Bilharzia.It is therefore advisable to avoid dirty water to avoid health complications.A Nairobi hawker is on the spot after he was caught red-handed fetching sewage and selling it to residents in estates as clean water.