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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.

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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


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