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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 97, No. s1, 2002, pp. 27-29
Bioline Code: oc02182
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. s1, 2002, pp. 27-29

 en First Report on the Presence of Biomphalaria straminea check for this species in other resources in the Municipality of Jaboticatubas, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cristiano Lara Massara; Omar dos Santos Carvalho; Roberta Lima Caldeira; Liana Konovaloff Jannotti-Passos & Virgínia Torres Schall

Abstract

This is the first report on occurrence of Biomphalaria straminea check for this species in other resources in the district of São José de Almeida (municipality of Jaboticatubas) State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The presence of B. glabrata and B. tenagophila had already been reported in this area. Such municipality is part of the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte and comprises 60% of the Tourist Complex of Serra do Cipó. Since the 1950s throughout the 1990s, a schistosomiasis prevalence ranging from 15 to 40% has been observed. Although no B. straminea specimen has been found naturally infected in the region, descendants of these snails collected in the area, showed to be experimentally susceptible to Schistosoma mansoni infection reaching rates from 14.6 to 28.6%. Even not being found naturally infected, in the State of Minas Gerais, the possibility that the species B. straminea may keep endemicity foci of schistosomiasis should be regarded, as in the Northeastern region of Brazil where the high density of this planorbid and the social-economic and sanitary conditions enable to the transmission.

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Biomphalaria straminea check for this species in other resources - Jaboticatubas - Minas Gerais - Brazil

 
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