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Table 6 Snails surveyed from water sources near human settlements in Wolaita Zone, southern Ethiopia, 2015

From: Epidemiology of intestinal helminthiasis among school children with emphasis on Schistosoma mansoni infection in Wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia

Variables Water bodies Total
Himbecho Irrigation Kote Stream Bisare Stream
Altitude (m.a.s.l) 1650 1802 1731  
Snail species Bulinus species 18 67 40 125
Biomphalaria pfeifferi 18 37 56 111
Lymnaea natalensis 4 13 3 20
Total collection (%) 40 (15.6) 117 (45.7) 99 (38.7) 256
Number of B. pfeifferi shedding schistosome cercariae 0 5 2 7
Adult schistosome worms harvested after mice sacrificed Male 0 527 83 610
Female 0 0 8 8
Copula 0 79 8 87