Laos 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.
Schistosomiasis - Overview
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Schistosomiasis risk is present in the described areas only:
Risk of S. mekongi is present on Khong Island in the Mekong River bordering Cambodia as well as in the districts of Pak Sé and Champassak further north.
Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma mekongi
The main intermediate host snail is: Neotricula aperta