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the giant african snail achatina fulica as natural intermediate host of angiostrongylus cantonensis in pernambuco, northeast brazil.the human cases of eosinophilic meningitis recently reported from brazil have focused the attention of the public health agencies on the role the introduced snail achatina fulica plays as hosts of the metastrongylid nematodes. determining the potential of this snail to host and develop infective larval stages of metastrongylids in the wild and identify the species harbored by them is crucial for designing effective control measures. here we assess if a. fulica may act as intermediate host of a. ...201020083081
first report of angiostrongylus cantonensis (nematoda: metastrongylidae) in achatina fulica (mollusca: gastropoda) from southeast and south brazil.the rat lungworm angiostrongylus cantonensis is a worldwide-distributed zoonotic nematode that can cause human eosinophilic meningoencephalitis. here, for the first time, we report the isolation of a. cantonensis from achatina fulica from two brazilian states: rio de janeiro (specifically the municipalities of barra do piraí, situated at the paraiba river valley region and são gonçalo, situated at the edge of guanabara bay) and santa catarina (in municipality of joinville). the lungworms were id ...201021120369
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