Algeria General Health Risks: Schistosomiasis

Infection is transmitted by snails living in fresh water such as lakes, rivers, streams and ponds in Africa, and some countries in Southeast Asia, South America, and the Caribbean.

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Schistosomiasis transmission is interrupted. The country is awaiting evaluation and verification from the World Health Organization for confirmation.

Public health authorities report no new human cases of S. haematobium and await WHO evaluation and verification. Schistosomiasis was previously reported in the municipality of Khemis El-Khechna (El Hamiz River dam) in the province of Boumerdès, and in the oases of Djanet, Iherir, and Tamadjert (Tassili N'Ajjer National Park) in the province of Illizi. 

Snail intermediate host: Bulinus truncatus.


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