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Indonesia 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:

Only the province of Central Sulawesi is considered endemic. Risk is present in the Lindu Valley and localized around Lake Lindu (Anca, Langko, Tomado and Puro'o) and in the Napu Valley (about 50 km southeast of Lindu Valley (Wuasa, Maholo, Winowanga, Alitupu and Watumaeta). Indonesia has implemented a plan to control and eliminate Schistosomiasis in the area, resulting in reduced prevalence of the disease. Snail intermediate host: Oncomelania hupensis lindoensis.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma japonicum

The main intermediate host snail is: Oncomelania hupensis


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