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Bilharziasis in the African Infant and Child in the Mtoko District, Southern Rhodesia

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dc.creator Smith, F. Morley
dc.creator Gelfand, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-07T10:13:19Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T10:55:43Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-07T10:13:19Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T10:55:43Z
dc.date.created 2015-08-07T10:13:19Z
dc.date.issued 1958-07
dc.identifier Smith, F.M. and Gelfand, M. (1958) Bilharziasis in the African Infant and Child in the Mtoko District, Southern Rhodesia. Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM) , vol. 4, no.7, (pp.287-288.) UZ (formerly University College Rhodesia), Harare (formerly Salisbury) : Faculty of Medicine.
dc.identifier 0008-9176
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/6691
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/2315
dc.description.abstract This study was undertaken with several objects in view.. First of all we wanted to know how frequently bilharziasis is likely to infest infants up to the age of two years in an endemic area. On first thoughts it would seem reasonable for the disease to be rarely encountered at this stage of life, since the African babe is seldom exposed directly to the streams or the water’s edge for fear that it might be drowned or injured by crocodiles. On the other hand, it must be admitted that the infant is often washed in water carried from the river in buckets or gourds, and unless the water is kept standing for 24 hours or boiled soon after collection, many of these children can be expected to acquire the disease. Then there is the possibility that the African infant born of a mother, herself probably infected for many years, may have a passive immunity conferred on it by her and is therefore more able to resist infection by the cercariae at this age than when it is older.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University College of Rhodesia (now University of Zimbabwe)
dc.rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights University of Zimbabwe (UZ) (formerly University College of Rhodesia)
dc.subject Children and Youth
dc.subject Health
dc.title Bilharziasis in the African Infant and Child in the Mtoko District, Southern Rhodesia
dc.type Article


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