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Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection in molluscs in the municipality of São Gonçalo, a metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: role of the invasive species Achatina fulica in parasite…

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Title
Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection in molluscs in the municipality of São Gonçalo, a metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: role of the invasive species Achatina fulica in parasite transmission dynamics
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, September 2015
DOI 10.1590/0074-02760150106
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Ana PM Oliveira, Rosana Gentile, Arnaldo Maldonado Júnior, Eduardo J Lopes Torres, Silvana C Thiengo

Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyse the infection dynamics ofAngiostrongylus cantonensisin its possible intermediate hosts over two years in an urban area in the state of Rio de Janeiro where the presence ofA. cantonensis had been previously recorded in molluscs. Four of the seven mollusc species found in the study were exotic.Bradybaena similariswas the most abundant, followed byAchatina fulica, Streptaxissp., Subulina octona, Bulimulus tenuissimus, Sarasinula linguaeformisand Leptinaria unilamellata. Only A. fulicaand B. similariswere parasitised by A. cantonensis and both presented co-infection with other helminths. The prevalence of A. cantonensisin A. fulicawas more than 50% throughout the study. There was an inverse correlation between the population size ofA. fulicaand the prevalence of A. cantonensisand abundance of the latter was negatively related to rainfall. The overall prevalence of A. cantonensisin B. similariswas 24.6%. A. fulicawas the most important intermediary host of A. cantonensisin the studied area andB. similariswas secondary in importance for A. cantonensistransmission dynamics.

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Unknown 52 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 23%
Student > Bachelor 10 19%
Other 5 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 11 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 31%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 12%
Environmental Science 5 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 14 27%

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#18,429,829
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