Syria 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:

Syria has implemented Schistosomiasis control and elimination programs resulting in reduced prevalence of the disease. Cases have been reported in the northern part of the country along the Balikh and lower Euphrates river basins; in the Ar Raqqah area extending north to Tell Abiad and south along the Euphrates River valley to Al-Bukamal on the border with Iraq.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium

The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus truncatus


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