Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
TELES, Horacio Manuel Santana and VAZ, Jorge Faria. Notes on the distribution of Biomphalaria glabrata (Say, 1818) (Pulmonata, Planorbidae) in the S. Paulo State, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1987, vol.21, n.6, pp.508-512. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101987000600007.
It is reported the present distribution of Biomphalaria glabrata (Say, 1818) in the S. Paulo State. The presence of this intermediate host of schistosomiasis is at the present time recorded in 27 municipalities. This snail had been identified as the most important transmissor of the disease in several places in Brazil. The probable dispersion mechanisms involved in the distribution of the snail are commented on.
Keywords : Biomphalaria glabrata [geographical distribution]; Schistosomiasis mansoni; Epidemiology surveillance.