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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
low susceptibility of achatina fulica from brazil to infection with angioiylus costaricensis and a. cantonensis.introduction of achatina fulica in brazil has led to serious concerns about its role as vector for metaiylid worms: angioiylus costaricensis and a. cantonensis. experimental infection with both parasites was performed to evaluate the potential risk for their transmission by the giant african snail. groups of 5 animals, both wild and bred at captivity were exposed at different inocula: 1, 5, and 10 x 10(3) l1 of a. costaricensis and a. cantonensis. in all groups, few snails got infected and paras ...200717293998
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