Cameroon 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 Cameroon. S. haematobium is highly endemic in the regions of Far North and North (Sahel area), and in the regions of Southwest and Littoral. S. mansoni is highly endemic in the regions of Far North, North, Adawama and Southwest. S. guineensis has been reported in the regions of Centre and Littoral.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma guineensis

The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus truncatus, Bulinus globosus, Bulinus forskalii, Bulinus senegalensis, Biomphalaria pfeifferi


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