Parasites

Parasites

B. globosus is an important intermediate host for the trematode parasite Schistosoma haematobium which is responsible for the disease urinary schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa.

Other schistosomes transmitted naturally by B. globosus  or which have been shown to develop within the snail by experimental infections include:

  • S .bovis
  • S. curassoni
  • S. intercalatum
  • S. leiperi
  • S. mattheei