Volume 28, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



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 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 and . Trematode larvae were found in 27% of snails found in the Mui River. The source of the disease and the implications of its spread with the future development of the Omo Valley are discussed.


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