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Country Health Advice Angola

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 risk is present in the whole country, including urban areas:

S. haematobium is endemic throughout Angola. S. mansoni is endemic in the northern parts of the country, primarily in the provinces of Cabinda, Uige, Zaire, Cuanza Norte, Cuanza Sul, Malaje and Lunda Norte.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni

The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus globosus, Bulinus africanus, Biomphalaria pfeifferi

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