Schistosoma mansoni is a parasitic trematode in the family of Schistosomatidae.
It is common in tropical and subtropical regions.
The parasite causes schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia.
Transmission mainly occurs by contact with infectious larvae in the environment (waters). The larvae then penetrate the skin.
For a successful inactivation of parasites, specific disinfectants effective against parasites are required.