Egypt

Egypt 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 country, areas of risk are described:

Egypt has implemented Schistosomiasis control and elimination initiatives resulting in reduced prevalence of the disease. Cases are reported from the Nile Delta region, including in the areas of Faiyum and the Suez Canal zone, and along the Nile River down to the Aswan Dam area.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni

The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus truncatus, Biomphalaria alexandrina

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