What is the bulinus snail?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Found in freshwater areas, the bulinus snail itself is not harmful, but overseas it can carry a parasite called schistosomiasis, which can cause lots of trouble. You’ve probably heard of the most common problem they cause in the U.S. - swimmer’s itch - but if you are infected internationally with schistosomiasis, it can attack your bladder, liver, lungs, intestine and brain, leading to internal organ damage.
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