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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. 43-46
Bioline Code: oc02185
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. s1, 2002, pp. 43-46

 en Freshwater Snails and Schistosomiasis Mansoni in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: III - Baixadas Mesoregion
Silvana C Thiengo; Monica A Fernandez; M Fernanda Boaventura; Marcos G Magalhães & Sonia B Santos

Abstract

In this paper, the third of a series dealing with the survey of freshwater gastropods of the state of Rio de Janeiro, the results of collections carried out in the Mesoregion Baixadas from 2000 to 2002 are presented. Twenty-two species, belonging to seven families, were found. As to the snail intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni, check for this species in other resources the most frequent species was Biomphalaria tenagophila check for this species in other resources besides some new findings of Biomphalaria straminea check for this species in other resources . No specimens were found harboring larval forms of S. mansoni although different kinds of cercariae had been observed.

Keywords
schistosomiasis mansoni - freshwater snails - cercariae - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

 
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