Burkina Faso 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.
Schistosomiasis - Overview
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World Schistosomiasis Risk Chart
Schistosomiasis risk is present in the whole country, including urban areas:
S. haematobium and S. mansoni are endemic throughout the country. Burkina Faso has implemented a national plan to control and eliminate Schistosomiasis resulting in reduced prevalence of the disease.
Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma guineensis
The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus truncatus, Bulinus globosus, Biomphalaria pfeifferi