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Title: Freshwater Snails and Schistosomiasis Mansoni in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: IV - Sul Fluminense Mesoregion
Authors: Thiengo, Silvana C.
Mattos, Aline C.
Boaventura, M. Fernanda
Fernandez, Monica A.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Departamento de Malacologia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Departamento de Malacologia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Departamento de Malacologia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Departamento de Malacologia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: In this paper, the forth of a series dealing with the survey of freshwater gastropods of the state of Rio de Janeiro, the results of collections carried out in the Sul Fluminense Mesoregion from 2000 to 2002 are presented and revealed the occurrence of 18 species: Antillorbis nordestensis; Biomphalaria glabrata; Biomphalaria peregrina; Biomphalaria straminea; Biomphalaria tenagophila; Drepanotrema anatinum; Drepanotrema cimex; Drepanotrema lucidum; Ferrissia sp.; Gundlachia ticaga; Gundlachia sp.; Heleobia sp.; Lymnaea columella; Melanoides tuberculatus; Physa acuta; Physa marmorata; Pomacea sordida and Pomacea sp. As to the snail hosts of Schistosoma mansoni the most frequent species was B. tenagophila, found in all municipalities surveyed, except Parati. Besides new records the present study extends the distribution of B. peregrina and B. straminea in the state. No specimens were found harbouring larval forms of S. mansoni although different kinds of cercariae had been observed. An account about the current schistosomiasis transmission sites in this Mesoregion is presented as well.
Keywords: Freshwater snails
Schistosomiasis mansoni
Cercariae
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
keywords: Caracóis de água doce
Esquistossomose mansoni
Cercariae
Brasil
Rio de Janeiro
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz.
Citation: THIENGO, Silvana C. et al. Freshwater Snails and Schistosomiasis Mansoni in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: IV - Sul Fluminense Mesoregion. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, v. 99, n. 3, p. 275-280, May 2004.
DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02762004000300006
ISSN: 0074-0276
Copyright: open access
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