Prawns Show Promise in Parasite Control


A study has revealed that schistosomiasis, the parasitic disease which kills more than 200,000 people every year in Sub-Saharan Africa, can be controlled through the reintroduction of prawns to lakes and rivers where they have been partially or fully lost.

People get infected with schistosomiasis from contact with water containing parasites, which are released by infected snails.

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