Beware the swimming parasite

2008-04-11 00:00

WHEN eight-year-old Julia Soderlund unexpectedly tested positive for bilharzia recently her doctor was as surprised as her parents.

The family doctor wanted to do a blood count to gain insight into Julia’s poor health and in desperation, remembering a comment by someone about the high prevalence of bilharzia in KwaZulu-Natal, Spencer requested a test for that too. It came back positive. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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