• Short Summary

    IN SOUTH AFRICA, MEDICAL SCIENTISTS ARE DOING VALUABLE RESEARCH INTO THE DISEASE BILHARZIA, WHICH IS AFFECTING THE HEALTH OF MILLIONS ON THREE CONTINENTS -- AFRICA, ASIA AND AMERICA.

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    1.
    GV FLOWING RIVER
    0.06

    2.
    GV SIGN "WARNING NOT TO BATHE"
    0.10

    3.
    MCU FILM: DR. JAMES H.S. GEAR
    0.38

    4.
    LV FILM: SMALL STREAM
    0.52

    5.
    CU FILM: SNAILS (2 SHOTS)
    1.00

    6.
    LV FILM: CHART HUMAN BODY AND LIFE CYCLE OF BILHARZIA.
    1.09

    7.
    MLV FILM: LABORATORY (2 SHOTS)
    1.18

    8.
    LV FILM: RESEARCHED WORKERS WORK IN RIVER (3 SHOTS)
    1.32

    9.
    CU FILM: RACK OF TEST TUBES
    1.38

    10.
    CU FILM: GIRL LOOKS THROUGH MICROSCOPE
    1.42

    11.
    CV PARASITE
    1.47

    12.
    MV FILM: GIRL RECEIVES BOTTLE OF PARASITES
    1.52


    TRANSCRIPT: PROFESSOR GEAR: "THE CAMPAIGN UNDERTAKEN IN SOUTH AFRICA TO IRRADIACATE MALARIA SUCCEEDED BEYOND EXPECTATIONS. HOWEVER, AS MALARIA HAS RECEDED SO BILHARZIA HAS LOOMED LARGER. IT DOES NOT OFTEN CAUSE DEATH BUT A CHRONIC DEBILITATING DISEASE AFFECTING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN AFRICA. INDEED, IT IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST SINGLE THREAT TO THEIR HEALTH. WE MUST FIND MEANS OF ELIMINATING BILHARZIA, WHICH IS ACQUIRED BY SWIMMING, BATHING OR PADDLING IN WATER CONTAINING NILHARZIA CERCARIA, THE STAGE INFECTIVE TO MAN. THESE ARE SPREAD BY SNAILS -- INTERMEDIATE HOST OF THE PARASIDE -- WHICH IN TURN ACQUIRE THEIR INFECTION FROM THE EGGS SHED BY HUMAN BEINGS. WE HERE ARE STUDYING METHODS OF DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT AND OF DEVELOPING A VACCINE FOR IMMUNISING AGAINST THE DISEASE. MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL WE ARE STUDYING THE MEANS OF CONTROLLING THE SNAILS. OUR STAFF ARE CONSTANTLY TAKING SAMPLES OF THESE SNAILS FROM THE RIVERS, BREEDING THE PARASITES BY THE MILLION TO STUDY THEIR BEHAVIOUR. SIMILAR WORK SUPPORTED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION HAS BEEN INTENSIVELY PURSUED IN EAST AND WEST AFRICA, IN EGYPT, JAPAN, AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WE HOPE THAT THIS WORLD-WIDE STUDY WILL BE REWARDED.




    Initials RM/V/BHH/PN



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    Background: IN SOUTH AFRICA, MEDICAL SCIENTISTS ARE DOING VALUABLE RESEARCH INTO THE DISEASE BILHARZIA, WHICH IS AFFECTING THE HEALTH OF MILLIONS ON THREE CONTINENTS -- AFRICA, ASIA AND AMERICA.

    BILHARZIASIS IS SPREAD TO HUMANS BY SMALL SNAILS WHICH INFEST RIVERS.

    ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING AUTHORITIES ON BILHARZIA IS PROFESSOR JAMES HENDERSON SUTHERLAND GEAR, LECTURER IN TROPICAL MEDICINE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, IN JOHANNESBURG

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZP0LP71FFYKGDGTHVYW7XU12
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZP0LP71FFYKGDGTHVYW7XU12
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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