Occurrence of schistosomiasis mansoni vectors on the Northern coast of the State of São Paulo, Brazil

Horacio Manuel Santana Teles Roberto Mitsuyoshi Hiramoto João Carlos Nascimento de Oliveira José Antônio de Aveiro About the authors

This article comments on the detection of Biomphalaria tenagophila (d’Orbigny, 1835) infected with Schistosoma mansoni Sambon, 1907 in Caraguatatuba and the introduction of Biomphalaria straminea (Dunker, 1848) in Ilha Bela, two municipalities on the Northern coast of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Infected snails were collected from a ditch located in the Olaria district. B. straminea and B. tenagophila were living in syntopy in a stream situated in Barra Velha. Such epidemiological findings indicate the risk of spread of schistosomiasis mansoni in the region, a consequence of inadequate basic sanitation.

Schistosomiasis; Schistosoma mansoni; Disease Vectors

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