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Table 1 Predominant snail intermediate hosts found in Africa and the schistosome parasites harboured by them

From: Differentiating snail intermediate hosts of Schistosoma spp. using molecular approaches: fundamental to successful integrated control mechanism in Africa

S/N Snail intermediate hosts Parasites transmitted
1 Bulinus globosus Schistosoma haematobium
2 Bulinus truncatus Schistosoma haematobium
3 Bulinus africanus Schistosoma haematobium
4 Bulinus senegalensis Schistosoma haematobium
5 Bulinus forskalii Potential snail intermediate host
6 Bulinus camerunensis Schistosoma haematobium
7 Biomphalaria pfeifferi Schistosoma mansoni
8 Biomphalaria sudanica Schistosoma mansoni
9 Biomphalaria choanomphala Schistosoma mansoni
10 Bulinus alexandrina Schistosoma mansoni
  1. Source: [25] http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/schistosomiasis/biology.html