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TELES, Horácio Manuel Santana; LEITE, Renata Piva Almeida  and  RODRIGUES, Francisco Luiz. Limnic molluscs from Alto Araguaia area (Brazil). Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1991, vol.25, n.3, pp.179-183. ISSN 1518-8787.

An analysis was carried out to determine the natural population of freshwater molluscs from 5 municipalities within the area of influence of the Couto Magalhães hidroeletric project. These municipalities cover a large area of the State of Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil). In this study 624 molluscs of the following species were examined: Drepanotrema anatinum, D. lucidum, D. depressissimum, Biomphalaria straminea, D. schrammi, Physa marmorata, Lymnaea columella, Pomacea and Eupera. One to their importance in public health, the discovery of Biomphalaria straminea and Lymnaea columella, intermediate hosts, respectively, of Shistosoma mansoni and Fasciola hepatica, deserves special mention.

Keywords : Mollusca; Disease vectors; Schistosomiasis mansoni; Fascioliasis.

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