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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 100, No. 7, 2005, pp. 735-737
Bioline Code: oc05155
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 100, No. 7, 2005, pp. 735-737

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION- First report of Lymnaea cousini check for this species in other resources Jousseaume, 1887 naturally infected with Fasciola hepatica check for this species in other resources (Linnaeus, 1758) (Trematoda: Digenea) in Machachi, Ecuador
Ángel Villavicencio A & Mauricio Carvalho de Vasconcellos

Abstract

We report the first finding of Lymnaea cousini check for this species in other resources naturally infected with Fasciola hepatica check for this species in other resources in Ecuador. A sample of 70 snails was collected in April 2005 from a wetland located in a valley at approximately 3000 m a.s.l., near the locality of Machachi, Pichincha Province. The prevalence of natural infection in L. cousini was 31.43%, which is the highest value ever recorded for naturally infected lymnaeid species.

Keywords
Lymnaea cousini - Fasciola hepatica - Ecuador

 
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