Schistosomiasis in Omo National Park of southwest Ethiopia.

  title={Schistosomiasis in Omo National Park of southwest Ethiopia.},
  author={GeorgeM. Fuller and A Lemma and Tigistu Haile},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={28 3},
Schistosomiasis mansoni infection was found in more than 50 tourists who had visited Omo National Park, Ethiopia, and bathed and swum in the Mui River. A survey revealed Schistosoma mansoni infection in 41% of Park residents and in 33% of the neighboring Suri people. Eggs were found in stools and adult worms at autopsy of wild Papio anubis and Cercopithecus aethiops. Trematode larvae were found in 27% of Biomphalaria pfeifferi snails found in the Mui River. The source of the disease and the… CONTINUE READING