Eritrea 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:

S. mansoni is endemic in the regions of Gash-Barka, Anseba, Debub, Maekel, and Northern Red Sea especially around irrigation projects.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma mansoni

The main intermediate host snail is :Biomphalaria tenagophila, Biomphalaria sudanica


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