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Country Health Advice São Tomé & Príncipe

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. The full extent of Schistosomiasis risk is unknown due to fragmentary research:

Risk is present throughout the island of São Tomé. The highest incidence rates are reported from the districts of Lobata, Água Grande and Mé-Zóchi. The full extent of Schistosomiasis risk on the island of Príncipe is unknown.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma guineensis

The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus forskalii


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