Oman 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:

Oman has implemented Schistosomiasis control and elimination programs resulting in reduced prevalence of the disease. Cases have been reported in the Governorate of Dhofar, primarily affecting the provinces of Salalah, Taqah and Sadah.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma mansoni

The main intermediate host snail is: Biomphalaria arabica


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