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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 97, No. 5, 2002, pp. 621-626
Bioline Code: oc02118
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. 5, 2002, pp. 621-626

 en Freshwater Snails and Schistosomiasis Mansoni in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: II - Centro Fluminense Mesoregion
Silvana C Thiengo; Monica A Fernandez; M Fernanda Boaventura; Sonia B Santos & Aline C Mattos


During the course of a survey carried out from 2000 to 2001 in the Centro Fluminense Mesoregion of the State of Rio de Janeiro 22 molluscan species were found. Many of the records are new due to the dearth of previous studies. Concerning the snail hosts of Schistosoma mansoni check for this species in other resources , the most frequently encountered species was Biomphalaria tenagophila check for this species in other resources , as it occurred in all the surveyed municipalities. There are new records of Biomphalaria straminea and Biomphalaria peregrina which is regarded as a potential intermediate host. Drepanotrema lucidum check for this species in other resources and Antillorbis nordestensis check for this species in other resources were found to be shedding echinostome cercariae and strigid cercariae respectively. An account about the current schistosomiasis transmission sites in this Mesoregion is presented as well.

schistosomiasis mansoni - intermediate hosts - cercariae - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

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