Guinea-Bissau 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. haematobium is endemic in Guinea-Bissau, particularly in the valleys of the Cacheu and Gêba rivers, and along the border with Guinea. There is no Schistosomiasis risk on the islands in the Bijagós Archipelago.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium

The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus globosus


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