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Title: Identification of Biomphalaria sp. and other freshwater snails in the large-scale water transposition project in the Northeast of Brazil
Authors: Bezerra, Fernando Schemelzer de Moraes
Pinheiro, Marta Cristhiany Cunha
Silva Filho, José Damião da
Castro, Issis Maria Nogueira de
Caldeira, Roberta Lima
Sousa, Mariana Silva
Cavalcante, Albeniza Barbosa
Ramos Júnior, Alberto Novaes
Affilliation: Universidade Federal do Ceará. Faculdade de Medicina. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Patologia. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil / Universidade Federal do Ceará. Faculdade de Medicina. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Médicas. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil / Universidade Federal do Ceará. Departamento de Análises Clínicas e Toxicológicas. Laboratório de Pesquisa em Parasitologia e Biologia de Moluscos. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.
Universidade Federal do Ceará. Faculdade de Medicina. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Pública. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.
Universidade Federal do Ceará. Departamento de Análises Clínicas e Toxicológicas. Laboratório de Pesquisa em Parasitologia e Biologia de Moluscos. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.
Universidade Federal do Ceará. Faculdade de Medicina. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Patologia. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto René Rachou. Grupo de Pesquisa em Helmintologia e Malacologia Médica. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
Universidade Federal do Ceará. Faculdade de Medicina. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Médicas. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.
Governo do Estado do Ceará. Secretaria dos Recursos Hídricos. Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.
Abstract: The wide eco-bio-social intervention generated by the SaoFrancisco River Integration Project (PISF) may contribute to the dispersion or introduction of schistosomiasis intermediate hosts in areas without prior recording. The objective was to characterize the limnic malacofauna and its distribution along watersheds involved in the PISF. A cross-sectional study based on the collection of mollusks from 33 water bodies, from Aurora, Brejo Santo, Jaguaretama, Jaguaribara, Jati e Mauriti municipalities in the Ceara (CE) State was developed. The conchological characteristics were used to identify snails at the genus level. The snails of the genus Biomphalaria were analyzed for the presence of Schistosoma mansoni cercariae and the molecular identification (only mollusks from Brejo Santo-CE) for differentiation between species. The following species were found: Biomphalaria sp.; Drepanotrema sp.; Melanoides sp.; Physa sp.; and Pomacea sp. Pomacea sp. (75.8%) and Biomphalaria sp. (72.7%) were the most prevalent species. All municipalities showed Biomphalaria sp. Biomphalaria straminea (Porcos Stream) and Biomphalaria kuhniana was identified in the Boi 1 and Cipo reservoirs (Brejo Santo). The evaluated municipalities under the influence of the PISF present areas with potential for schistosomiasis transmission. It is necessary to intensify control actions and health surveillance in these areas.
Keywords: Mollusca
Biomphalaria
Molecular biology
Schistosomiasis mansoni
Epidemiology
Water resources
keywords: Molusco
Biomphalaria
Biologia molecular
Esquistossomose
Epidemiologia
Recursos hídricos
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Instituto de Medicina Tropical
Citation: BEZERRA, Fernando Schemelzer de Moraes et al. Identification of Biomphalaria sp. and other freshwater snails in the large-scale water transposition project in the Northeast of Brazil. Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, v. 60, p. 1-10, 2018.
DOI: 10.1590/s1678-9946201860041
ISSN: 1678-9946
Copyright: open access
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