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
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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