Angiostrongylus cantonensis: morphological and behavioral investigation within the freshwater snail Pomacea canaliculata

Abstract

An infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the main causative agent for human eosinophilic encephalitis, can be acquired through the consumption of the freshwater snail Pomacea canaliculata. This snail also provides a suitable model to study the developmental morphology and behavior of A. cantonensis larvae, facilitated by the snail’s distinct lung… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-009-1334-z

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