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Title: First report on the presence of biomphalaria straminea in the municipality of Jaboticatubas, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Authors: Massara, Cristiano Lara
Carvalho, Omar dos Santos
Caldeira, Roberta Lima
Jannotti-Passos, Liana Konovaloff
Schall, Virgínia Torres
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Abstract: This is the first report on occurrence of Biomphalaria straminea 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.
Keywords: Biomphalaria straminea
Jaboticatubas
Minas Gerais
Brazil
DeCS: Ciências Biológicas
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: MASSARA, Cristiano Lara et al. First report on the presence of biomphalaria straminea in the municipality of Jaboticatubas, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, v. 97, suppl. 1, p. 27-29, 2002.
DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02762002000900007
ISSN: 0074-0276
Copyright: open access
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