Bilharzia

Bilharzia does occur in many rivers of the country. It can be prevented by not swimming in rivers.

Schistosomiasis (bilharzia): Frequently Asked Questions May 2018

Bilharzia / Schistosomiasis factsheet

Schistosomiasis, or bilharzia, is a parasitic disease caused by trematode flatworms of the genus Schistosoma. Larval forms of the parasites, which are released by freshwater snails, penetrate the skin of people in the water.

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Important Notice

You are advised to visit your general practice surgery or a travel medicine clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel. However, it is never too late to seek advice.

If you have a medical condition, you are advised to discuss the suitability of the trip before you book.