Namibia 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:

S. haematobium and S. mansoni are highly endemic in the northern regions of Kavango and Zambezi, affecting the villages along the Cubango, Chobe, and Zambezi rivers. S. haematobium is also endemic in the region of Omusati.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni

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


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