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1

What is swimmers itch?

Fluke (trematode) causing frequency, haematuria - caused by Schistosoma haematobium. RF for squamous cell bladder cancer

2

Treatment of swimmers itch

Praziquantel

3

What is river blindness

Onchocerca volvulus. Spread by female blackflies. Features include blindness, hyperpigmented skin and possible allergic reaction to microfilaria.

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Treatment of river blindness

Ivermectin
rIVERblindness = IVERmectin

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Likely cause of HUS + watery bloody diarrhoea

E. coli O157:H7