Young sufferers from dreaded Schistosomiasis,
or Bilharzia. On the left, a boy of 11 shows massive liver and
spleen enlargement of abdominal collateral circulation. On the
right, a boy of 9 in a well advanced stage of early chronic infection.
Anemia, anorexia, paralysis, and death confront up to 600 millions in
74 countries, in the form of this age-old scourge.