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Eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis: an emergent disease in Brazil
Eosinophilic meningitis (EoM) is an acute disease that affects the central nervous system. It is primarily caused by infection with the nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis. This infection wasExpand
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First report of Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Nematoda: Metastrongylidae) in Achatina fulica (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Southeast and South Brazil.
The rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a worldwide-distributed zoonotic nematode that can cause human eosinophilic meningoencephalitis. Here, for the first time, we report the isolation ofExpand
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The giant African snail Achatina fulica as natural intermediate host of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Pernambuco, northeast Brazil.
The human cases of eosinophilic meningitis recently reported from Brazil have focused the attention of the public health agencies on the role the introduced snail Achatina fulica plays as hosts ofExpand
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ACHATINA FULICA COMO HOSPEDEIRO INT ERMEDIÁRIO DE NEMATÓDEOS DE INTERESSE MÉDICO-VETERINÁRIO EM GOIÁS, BRASIL
Achatina fulica also known as African snail is a terrestrial mollusc that may act as an intermediate host for helminthes, some of them with medical and veterinary importance such as: AngiostrongylusExpand
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Distribution of the introduced freshwater snail Melanoides tuberculatus (Gastropoda: Thiaridae) in Brazil
This article describes the alarming spread and current distribution of the introduced thiarid gastropod Melanoides tuberculatus in Brazil. The first record of this species in Brazil was in 1967 inExpand
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Freshwater snails and schistosomiasis mansoni in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: I-- Metropolitan mesoregion.
In order to elaborate a planorbid chart of the State of Rio de Janeiro a survey of freshwater gastropods in the Metropolitan Mesoregion of this State was performed and revealed the occurrence of 20Expand
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Formas larvais de Trematoda provenientes de gastrópodes límnicos da microrregião Rio de Janeiro, sudeste do Brasil
The study of freshwater molluscs associated with helminth larval stages from the state of Rio de Janeiro revealed different morphological types of cercariae. Among them, Pleurolophocercus cercaria,Expand
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Freshwater snails and Schistosomiasis mansoni in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: IV - Sul Fluminense Mesoregion.
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 2000Expand
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Freshwater snails and schistosomiasis mansoni in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: V -- Norte Fluminense Mesoregion.
In this paper, the fifth 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 Norte Fluminense Mesoregion fromExpand
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