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Mali 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 country, areas of risk are described:

S. haematobium is highly endemic throughout Mali, especially in the highly populated areas of the Niger and Sénégal river basins and their tributaries. High incidence rates have been reported from the urban areas of Bamako, Ségou, and Mopti regions. The risk status in the region of Kidal is unknown. S. mansoni has also been reported throughout the country. Travellers should consider the entire country at risk.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma guineensis

The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus truncatus, Bulinus forskalii, Biomphalaria pfeifferi


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