Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia 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:

Saint Lucia has implemented Schistosomiasis control and elimination programs resulting in reduced prevalence of the disease. The last cases were reported from the quarters of Labourie, Micoud, and Vieux Fort.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma mansoni

The main intermediate host snail is: Biomphalaria glabrata

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