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Country Health Advice Central African Republic

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, full extent of risk is unknown due to incomplete mapping:

S. mansoni is endemic throughout the country. The full extent of Schistosomiasis risk in the country is unknown.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni

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


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