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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 98, No. 7, 2003, pp. 889-891
Bioline Code: oc03176
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 98, No. 7, 2003, pp. 889-891

 en Short Communication - First Report of Lymnaea columella check for this species in other resources Say, 1817 (Pulmonata: Lymnaeidae) Naturally Infected with Fasciola hepatica check for this species in other resources (Linnaeus,1758) (Trematoda: Digenea) in Argentina
Lucila Prepelitchi; Florencia Kleiman; Silvia M Pietrokovsky; Ricardo A Moriena; Oscar Racioppi; José Alvarez & Cristina Wisnivesky-Colli

Abstract

We report the first evidence of natural infection of Lymnaea columella check for this species in other resources with Fasciola hepatica check for this species in other resources in Argentina. A sample of 601 snails was collected in May 2003 in northeastern Corrientes, a province bounded on the north by Paraguay, on the east by Brazil and on the southeast by Uruguay. Among 500 examined snails, 44 (8.8%) were exclusively infected with F. hepatica. Parasite identification was based on morphological features of cercariae from snails, and of eggs and adult flukes from Wistar rats. We discuss the events suggesting that an enzootic transmission cycle of F. hepatica has been recently established in northeastern Corrientes.

Keywords
Lymnaea columella check for this species in other resources - Fasciola hepatica check for this species in other resources infection - Argentina

 
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