Jordan 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 transmission is interrupted. The country is awaiting evaluation and verification from the World Health Organization for confirmation.

Public health authorities report no new human cases of S. haematobium and await WHO evaluation and verification. Cases were previously reported from Wadi Al Hasa and Ghor Al Safi (Karak Governorate) and in agricultural villages in the southern Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea. Snail intermediate host: Bulinus truncatus.


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