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Study: Schistosomiasis Treatment Better with Snack

Treatment for the parasitic illness schistosomiasis is more effective if children have a snack before receiving the drug praziquantel. That's the finding of a study conducted in Uganda's Jinja district by researchers from Makerere University in Kampala. They worked with students at 12 primary schools. In addition to an educational message about the parasite, children at some of the schools were given donuts and mango juice prior to treatment. Four weeks later, stool samples...

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