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Invasive Pomacea snails as important intermediate hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam: Implications for outbreaks of eosinophilic meningitis.
Acta Trop. 2018 Jul; 183:32-35.AT

Abstract

The rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis causes human eosinophilic meningitis and it is endemic in Southeast Asia, but little is known about its distribution in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. We conducted a multi-country survey for A. cantonensis in these countries to estimate its prevalence in snails along the Mekong River and the east coast of Vietnam. We identified Angiostrongylus species by morphological and molecular analysis. We found A. cantonensis in the invasive snail, Pomacea spp. The wide accessibility of Pomacea snails, along with their infection by A. cantonensis, indicates that this snail species could be used in surveillance for preventing outbreaks of eosinophilic meningitis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC, Shanghai, PR China; Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA. Electronic address: lvshan000@126.com.National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC, Shanghai, PR China.Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Viet Nam.National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.National Institute of Public Health, Vientiane, Laos.Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC, Shanghai, PR China.Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29574000

Citation

Lv, Shan, et al. "Invasive Pomacea Snails as Important Intermediate Hosts of Angiostrongylus Cantonensis in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam: Implications for Outbreaks of Eosinophilic Meningitis." Acta Tropica, vol. 183, 2018, pp. 32-35.
Lv S, Guo YH, Nguyen HM, et al. Invasive Pomacea snails as important intermediate hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam: Implications for outbreaks of eosinophilic meningitis. Acta Trop. 2018;183:32-35.
Lv, S., Guo, Y. H., Nguyen, H. M., Sinuon, M., Sayasone, S., Lo, N. C., Zhou, X. N., & Andrews, J. R. (2018). Invasive Pomacea snails as important intermediate hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam: Implications for outbreaks of eosinophilic meningitis. Acta Tropica, 183, 32-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.03.021
Lv S, et al. Invasive Pomacea Snails as Important Intermediate Hosts of Angiostrongylus Cantonensis in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam: Implications for Outbreaks of Eosinophilic Meningitis. Acta Trop. 2018;183:32-35. PubMed PMID: 29574000.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Invasive Pomacea snails as important intermediate hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam: Implications for outbreaks of eosinophilic meningitis. AU - Lv,Shan, AU - Guo,Yun-Hai, AU - Nguyen,Hung Manh, AU - Sinuon,Muth, AU - Sayasone,Somphou, AU - Lo,Nathan C, AU - Zhou,Xiao-Nong, AU - Andrews,Jason R, Y1 - 2018/03/21/ PY - 2017/12/01/received PY - 2018/03/02/revised PY - 2018/03/20/accepted PY - 2018/3/27/pubmed PY - 2018/9/28/medline PY - 2018/3/26/entrez KW - Angiostrongylus cantonensis KW - Eosinophilic meningitis KW - Pomacea spp. KW - Southeast Asia SP - 32 EP - 35 JF - Acta tropica JO - Acta Trop VL - 183 N2 - The rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis causes human eosinophilic meningitis and it is endemic in Southeast Asia, but little is known about its distribution in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. We conducted a multi-country survey for A. cantonensis in these countries to estimate its prevalence in snails along the Mekong River and the east coast of Vietnam. We identified Angiostrongylus species by morphological and molecular analysis. We found A. cantonensis in the invasive snail, Pomacea spp. The wide accessibility of Pomacea snails, along with their infection by A. cantonensis, indicates that this snail species could be used in surveillance for preventing outbreaks of eosinophilic meningitis. SN - 1873-6254 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29574000/Invasive_Pomacea_snails_as_important_intermediate_hosts_of_Angiostrongylus_cantonensis_in_Laos_Cambodia_and_Vietnam:_Implications_for_outbreaks_of_eosinophilic_meningitis_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0001-706X(17)31430-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -