Somalia 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, areas of risk are described:

S. haematobium is endemic in the southern regions of Hiran, Benaadir, Gedo, Lower Juba, Middle Juba, Lower Shabele, and Middle Shabele especially in the agricultural areas of the Shabeelie and Jubba river valleys. Snail intermediate host: Bulinus abyssinicus.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium

The main intermediate host snail is: See text above for intermediate snail host.


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