Natural infection of deroceras laeve (Mollusca: gastropoda) with metastronbylid larvae in a transmission focus of abdominal angiostrongyliasis.

Angiostrongylus costaricensis is a nematode parasitic of rodents. Man may become infected by ingestion of the third stage larvae produced within the intermediate hosts, usually slugs from the family Veronicellidae. An epidemiological study carried out in a locality in southern Brazil (western Santa Catarina State) where these slugs are a crop pest and an… CONTINUE READING