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Bilharzia and the 'fluke' discovery


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Bilharzia and the 'fluke' discovery

Scientists researching a parasitic tropical disease have discovered that the condition might have some unexpected benefits.

Bilharzia afflicts thousands of people every year in the tropics. But European and African researchers have also found the worm that causes it could hold the key to treating allergies.

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