Agent Name

Schistosoma mansoni

Synonyms

Also Schistosoma japonicum;

Category

Infectious Agents

Comments

Causes hepatic-intestinal schistosomiasis; Most cases in travelers are acquired in sub-Saharan Africa. People are infected while swimming, bathing, or wading in freshwater in endemic areas. "The distribution of schistosomiasis is very focal and determined by the presence of competent snail vectors, inadequate sanitation, and infected humans." [CDC Travel, p. 303-7]

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