Libya 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:

Libya has implemented Schistosomiasis control and elimination programs resulting in reduced prevalence of the disease. S. mansoni cases have been reported in the area of Tawergha (approximately 50 km south of Misrata). S. haematobium has been reported in Al Fuqaha.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni

The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus truncatus, Bulinus globosus, Biomphalaria alexandrina


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