Congo - 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 Congo - Republic. The full extent of Schistosomiasis risk is unknown due to fragmentary research:
S. haematobium is endemic in the departments of Lékoumou, Niari, Kouilou, Pointe Noire, Bouenza, Pool, and Brazzaville. The department of Sangha is non-endemic.
The full extent of S. mansoni and S. haematobium risk in the Congo - Republic is unknown. Snail intermediate host for S. mansoni: Biomphalaria camerunensis.
Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni
The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus truncatus, Bulinus globosus, see text above for additional intermediate snail host.