Guinea 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 whole country, the full extent of risk is unknown due to incomplete mapping:

S. haematobium and S. mansoni are endemic throughout Guinea, although the full extent of Schistosomiasis risk is unknown, specifically in the regions of Mamou and Faranah.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni

The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus globosus, Biomphalaria pfeifferi


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