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Country Health Advice Niger

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 whole country, including urban areas:

S. haematobium and S. mansoni is highly endemic throughout Niger, especially in the Niger River basin and surrounding areas, including the capital Niamey.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni

The main intermediate host snail is: Biomphalaria pfeifferi


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