Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is a disease caused by parasitic worms that live in certain types of freshwater snails. The infectious form of the parasite, known as cercariae, emerge from the snail, hence contaminating water. You can become infected when your skin comes in contact with contaminated freshwater. Most human infections are caused by Schistosoma mansoni, S. haematobium, or S. japonicum.

Schistosomiasis is a disease of poverty that leads to chronic ill-health. Infection is acquired when people come into contact with fresh water infested with the larval forms (cercariae) of parasitic blood flukes, known as schistosomes.

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Western Africa Mauritania Mapping Surveys (S. mansoni) Download map png Download map
Southern Africa Malawi Mapping Surveys (All species) Download map png Download map
Southern Africa South Africa Mapping Surveys (S. mansoni) Download map png Download map
Central Africa Republic of Congo Mapping Surveys (S. haematobium) Download map png Download map
Southern Africa South Africa Mapping Surveys (All species) Download map png Download map
Eastern Africa Ethiopia Mapping Surveys (S. haematobium) Download map png Download map
Eastern Africa Rwanda Mapping Surveys (S. haematobium) Download map png Download map
Mali Mapping Surveys (All species) Download map png Download map
Eastern Africa Ethiopia Mapping Surveys (All species) Download map png Download map
Western Africa Guinea-Bissau Mapping Surveys (S. haematobium) Download map png Download map
Central Africa Sao Tome & Principe Mapping Surveys (S. haematobium) Download map png Download map
Eastern Africa Tanzania (Zanzibar) Mapping Surveys (S. haematobium) Download map png Download map
Western Africa Nigeria Mapping Surveys (S. mansoni) Download map png Download map
Western Africa Benin Mapping Surveys (All species) Download map png Download map
Central Africa Angola Mapping Surveys (S. mansoni) Download map png Download map
Southern Africa eSwatini Mapping Surveys (S. haematobium) Download map png Download map

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