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Amaya López Bustinduy carries out research into parasitic worm infections (schistosoma mansoni and schistosoma haematobium) in African children. If these infections remain untreated, they can result in damage to the lungs, liver, spleen, bladder and intestines. López Bustinduy describes the scale of the effects of schistosomiasis on African children and evaluates detection tools.

Event details of Burden of parasitic infections in African children
Date 12 June 2015
Time 13:00 -14:00

A. López Bustinduy: The burden of schistosomiasis morbidity in African children: validating novel, low-cost and scalable detection tools and optimizing praziquantel treatment.


Prof. M. Boele van Hensbroek


Prof. C.H. King

Prof. J.R.Stothart


This event is open to the public.