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Suriname 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:

Suriname has implemented Schistosomiasis control and elimination programs resulting in reduced prevalence of the disease. Cases have been reported in the central part of the coastal region in the cultivated areas surrounding Paramaribo, extending from the marsh areas north of Wageningen (Nickerie District) to the delta area of the Commewijne.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma mansoni

The main intermediate host snail is: Biomphalaria glabrata


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