2017
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-017-2285-3
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Distribution and current infection status of Biomphalaria straminea in Hong Kong

Abstract: BackgroundSchistosomiasis, also generally known as snail fever, is a parasitic disease caused by trematode flatworms of the genus Schistosoma. In Hong Kong and mainland China, the freshwater snail Biomphalaria straminea has been introduced and has the potential to transmit intestinal schistosomiasis caused by S. mansoni, a parasite of man which has a wide distribution in Africa and parts of the New World, especially Brazil. The first identification of B. straminea in Hong Kong dates back to the 1970s, and its … Show more

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“…The first introduction of B . straminea into Hong Kong was thought to be associated with imported tropical aquarium plants or fish from South America[ 22 , 58 ], which was reconfirmed by a recent phylogenetic analysis[ 59 ]. Subsequent colonization occurred in large outdoor concrete breeding ponds for tropical aquarium fish near the border with mainland China[ 60 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 98%
“…The first introduction of B . straminea into Hong Kong was thought to be associated with imported tropical aquarium plants or fish from South America[ 22 , 58 ], which was reconfirmed by a recent phylogenetic analysis[ 59 ]. Subsequent colonization occurred in large outdoor concrete breeding ponds for tropical aquarium fish near the border with mainland China[ 60 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 98%
“…Besides, the infection status of S. mansoni was not detected among the specimens. To date, there has been no evidence for S. mansoni in samples collected in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Dongguan in the mainland China [ 10 ]. Both lab-reared and field-captured B. straminea snails from a stream in Luohu District of Shenzhen seemed incompatible with the S. mansoni Puerto Rican strain [ 29 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…We obtained additional occurrence data of B. straminea from a recent survey in Hong Kong during 2016–2017, which used similar snail sampling and identification methods to our study [ 10 ]. These presence points, together with data of our own survey, were spatially interpolated using Empirical Bayesian Kriging (EBK) in ArcGIS 10.2.2 (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., Redlands, USA) to predict the spatial distribution of B. straminea in China [ 16 ].…”
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“…In the last few years, DNA sequencing data has been used to study and clarify the evolution of morphological characteristics of ambiguous organisms [ 15 18 ] while genetic studies of land snails using DNA sequence data could be valuable for their identification [ 19 21 ]. The most commonly used genes for genetic analysis in land snails are the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) and 16S rRNA genes [ 20 , 22 24 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%