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Posted by: Jessi | 2008/09/12

Bilharzia treatment

How oftem does praziquantel have to be taken to get rid of bilharzia completely? Is it possible for bilharzia to be in municipal water?
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Dear Jessi

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Once a course of praziquantel has been taken, the bilharzia should be iradicated. Follow up visits to your GP are there to ensure that the bilharzia has been cured.

You can not get bilharzia from drinking municipal water. It is a parasite that resides in still standing water, usually in a tropical area, i.e. Natal.

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Dr Anrich Burger

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