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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Schistosomiasis Mansoni In Urban Northeast Brazil: Influence Of Rainfall Regime On The Population Dynamics Of Biomphalaria Sp
Author: Oliveira D.S.
Santos V.B.
Melo A.G.S.
Lima A.S.
Carvalho C.D.
Allegretti S.M.
de Melo C.M.
Madi R.R.
Jeraldo V.L.S.
Abstract: Introduction: Our objective was to evaluate the infl uence of rainfall regime on the population dynamics of Biomphalaria in a potential urban focus of schistosomiasis in Aracaju, Brazil, during 2009-2010. Methods: Snails were collected monthly and were counted, measured and identifi ed; the level of infection and fecal contamination at the sampling sites was determined; rainfall data were obtained. Results: High levels of fecal contamination were observed, and the abundance of Biomphalaria glabrata increased during the rainy and post-rainy seasons. The snails' size was variable, and infected snails were identifi ed independently of rainfall. Conclusions: These results provide evidence of anthropogenic and climate interference in an urban focus of schistosomiasis in the Aracaju metropolitan area.
Citation: Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira De Medicina Tropical. , v. 46, n. 5, p. 654 - 657, 2013.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-1486-2013
Date Issue: 2013
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