SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.20 issue4The "mechanistic" paradigm of modem western medicine: an anthropological perspectiveMalária focuses in S.Paulo State (Brazil) author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Revista de Saúde Pública

On-line version ISSN 1518-8787


VAZ, Jorge Faria; TELES, Horácio Manuel Santana; CORREA, Maria Auxiliadora  and  LEITE, Santa Poppe da Silva. Occurrence of Thiara (Melanoides) tuberculata (O.F. Mullher, 1774) (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia) in Brazil, first intermediate host of Clonorchis sinensis (Cobbold, 1875) (Trematoda, Plathyhelmintes). Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1986, vol.20, n.4, pp. 318-322. ISSN 1518-8787.

Introduction of Thiara (Melanoides) tuberculata in Brazil, is reported. This introduction may go back prior to 1967 when some specimens were collected at Santos, S.Paulo (Brazil). T. (M.) tuberculata is an intermediate host of Paragonimus westermani and Clonorchis sinensis, both pathogenic for man. Only this last trematode has some potential for human infection in Brazil.

Keywords : Tiara (M.) tuberculata; Clonorchiasis [transmission]; Clonorchis sinensis [parasitology]; Paragonimus; Host parasite relations.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf epdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License