Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
CARVALHO, Omar dos Santos; ROCHA, Roberto Sena; MASSARA, Cristiano Lara and KATZ, Naftale. Report on the first authochtonous cases of schistosomiasis mansoni in the Northwest Region of Minas Gerais State (Brazil). Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1988, vol.22, n.3, pp.237-239. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101988000300011.
The finding of authochtonous cases of schistosomiasis mansoni at Paracatu, Northwest of Minas Gerais State (Brazil) was reported. They were children of ages ranging from 12 to 14, who had never been out of this town. A total of 11,471 Biomphalaria straminea were collected, and all of them were negative to Schistosoma mansoni cercárias and/or sporocystes. The local authorities were advised on, measures to be taken with a view to schistosomiasis control.
Keywords : Schistosomiasis mansoni [occurrence]; Biomphalaria straminea [isolation].