An Outbreak of Acute Schistosomiasis Following a Church Retreat to Mwanza, Tanzania, 2008

Citation:
Chunge CN, Chunge RN, Masinde MS, Atinga JN. "An Outbreak of Acute Schistosomiasis Following a Church Retreat to Mwanza, Tanzania, 2008." Journal of Travel Medicine Volume . 2011;18(6):408-410.

Abstract:

Clinical and laboratory findings are described from 77 persons from Nairobi, Kenya, of whom 66 were diagnosed with acute Schistosoma mansoni infection following a trip to Mwanza, Tanzania. Unusual ocular symptoms were observed as a rare manifestation of acute schistosomiasis. The outbreak highlights the risk of swimming in Lake Victoria.

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