2011
DOI: 10.1590/s0037-86822011005000005
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Malacological survey of Biomphalaria snails in municipalities along the Estrada Real in the southeast of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Abstract: Introduction:The increasing practice of ecotourism and rural tourism in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, highlights the importance of studies concerning the occurrence of potential intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni. This study aimed to identify species of Biomphalaria snails in municipalities along the Estrada Real, an important Brazilian tourism project. Methods: The specimens were collected in different water collections of 36 municipalities along the Estrada Real in the southeast of the State of M… Show more

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“…The fieldwork was conducted in the São Francisco and Paraíba do Sul River Basins where no information existed about the presence of the mollusks. More details about the results for the São Francisco and Paraíba do Sul River Basins can be found in Guimarães et al [22] and Guimarães [18] and Tibiriçá et al [9]. …”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…The fieldwork was conducted in the São Francisco and Paraíba do Sul River Basins where no information existed about the presence of the mollusks. More details about the results for the São Francisco and Paraíba do Sul River Basins can be found in Guimarães et al [22] and Guimarães [18] and Tibiriçá et al [9]. …”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In Minas Gerais, there are seven species of Biomphalaria genus: B. glabrata , B. straminea , B. tenagophila , B. peregrina , B. schrami , B. intermedia , and B. occidentalis [79]. Come in these, only B. glabrata , B. tenagophila , and B. straminea have been found naturally infected by S. mansoni [10, 11].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Mollusk species that are intermediate hosts for S. mansoni were identified along the Royal Route, a tourist project of national importance 9 . Ouro Preto is in the New Route branch of the Royal Route Project, where the authors identified six species of Biomphalaria, three of them capable of transmitting schistosomiasis mansoni.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%