Zambia 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.
Schistosomiasis - Overview
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World Schistosomiasis Risk Chart
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, Biomphalaria pfeifferi