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[occurrence of achatina fulica in the vale do paraíba, rio de janeiro state, brazil].the first occurrence of the achatina fulica, an intermediate host of angiostrongylus cantonensis, the etiological agent of meningoencephalic angiostrongiliasis, is reported in resende municipality, brazil. in the five visited localities, snails were found living freely, and the larvae of this parasite was not seen in any of them. the finding of a. fulica in the area may be related to its commercialization as a food item and embodies the possibility of new focus.200111799473
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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