Schistosomiasis among Recreational Users of Upper Nile River, Uganda, 2007

Schistosomiasis, a parasitic infection caused by schistosome fl ukes, affects 207 million persons worldwide, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa (1). Schistosomiasis has been reported among travelers (2–12); 3 outbreaks have been reported among white-water rafters on the Omo River in Ethiopia (2,7,10). During September–November 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) received reports of schistosome infection among travelers returning from white-water rafting on the Nile River, Jinja District, Uganda. Approximately 12,000 persons raft each year in Uganda, and local rafting companies believe that exposure to fast-moving white water during rafting and kayaking presents a low risk for schistosomiasis
Schistosomiasis, Recreational Users, Upper Nile River, Uganda
Morgan, O. W., Brunette, G., Kapella, B. K., McAuliffe, I., Katongole-Mbidde, E., Li, W., ... & Montgomery, S. P. (2010). Schistosomiasis among recreational users of upper Nile river, Uganda, 2007. Emerging infectious diseases, 16(5), 866. DOI: 10.3201/eid1605.091740