Liberia 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 Be Aware of Schistosomiasis World Schistosomiasis Risk Chart


Schistosomiasis risk is present in the country, areas of risk are described:

S. haematobium and S. mansoni are endemic in the interior counties of Nimba, Bong, Gbarpolu, and Lofa. The full risk status for Grand Gedeh and River Gee counties is unknown.

Note: The coastal counties are considered risk free.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni

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


Travel Health Journal