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Posted by: ANONYMOUS | 2005/12/06

BILHAZIA

CAN AN INFECTED PERSON INFECT PEOPLE AROUND WHO USE THE SAME BATHROOM , LIKE TODDLERS.. DOES AN INFECTED PERSON HAVE TO WASH THEIR WASHING SEPERATELY

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Dear Anonymous,
No. Bilharzia is caused by a parasite that bores through the skin and develops into small worms in the intestine. These worms lay eggs you can see under a microscope in the urine and stool. The eggs must hatch in freshwater snails before they can infect another human. I hope this person is taking medication as it can cause liver damage!

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