Gabon 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 Gabon. The full extent of Schistosomiasis risk is unknown due to fragmentary research:

Risk of S. haematobium has been identified in the provinces of Estuaire, Moyen Ogooué, Ngounié, Nyanga, and Ogooué-Lolo. S. guineensis has also been reported throughout the country. The full extent of Schistosomiasis risk in the Gabon is unknown.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma guineensis

The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus truncatus, Bulinus forskalii


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