France 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 described areas only:

Local transmission of S. haematobium was reported from Corsica. Travellers swimming in the Cavu River (commune of Zonza) north of Porto Vecchio were diagnosed with Schistosomiasis. Public health authorities are conducting epidemiological investigations to determine transmission patterns, including the intermediate snail host involved.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium

The main intermediate host snail is: Species not identified.


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