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Country Health Advice Yemen

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:

S. haematobium and S. mansoni are endemic in Yemen. The highest incidence rates are reported from the governorates of Hajjah and Ta’izz. Additional snail intermediate hosts for S. haematobium: Bulinus beccarii and Bulinus wrighti.

Risk of Schistosomiasis caused by: Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma mansoni

The main intermediate host snail is: Bulinus truncatus, Biomphalaria alexandrina, Biomphalaria pfeifferi, Biomphalaria arabica, see text above for additional intermediate snail host.


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