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Swaziland 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 whole country, including urban areas.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma mattheei

Note: S. mattheei is mainly an infection of animals and rarely transmitted to humans.

The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus globosus, Bulinus africanus, Biomphalaria pfeifferi


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