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This paper reports an outbreak of acute schistosomiasis among 38 tourists who rented a country house in the district of Igarapé, the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, during a holiday period in 2006. A total number of 32 individuals were positive for Schistosoma mansoni. Results of...

Author(s)
Enk, M. J.; Amaral, G. L.; Costa e Silva, M. F.; Silveira-Lemos, D.; Teixeira-Carvalho, A.; Martins Filho, O. A.; Correa-Oliveira, R.; Gazinnelli, G.; Coelho, P. M. Z.; Massara, C. L.
Publisher
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 2010, 105, 4, pp 537-540
Abstract

Coral reefs are ecologically and economically important, contributing to both fishing and ecotourism economies around the world. Tourism and recreational activities have increased in coastal areas and so has the use of sunscreen. Sunscreen reduces human exposure to harmful UV rays, but washes off...

Author(s)
McCoshum, S. M.; Schlarb, A. M.; Baum, K. A.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Hydrobiologia, 2016, 776, pp 139-146
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...

Author(s)
Tibiriçá, S. H. C.; Mitterofhe, A.; Castro, M. F. de; Lima, A. da C.; Gonçalves, M.; Pinheiro, I. de O.; Freitas, C. da C.; Souza e Guimarães, R. J. P. de; Carvalho, O. dos S.; Coimbra, E. S.
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Uberaba, Brazil
Citation
Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 2011, 44, 2, pp 163-167
Abstract

Recently, the booming rural tourism in endemic areas of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil was identified as a contributing factor in the dissemination of the infection with Schistosoma mansoni. This article presents data from six holiday resorts in a rural district approximately 100 km distant from ...

Author(s)
Enk, M. J.; Caldeira, R. L.; Carvalho, O. S.; Schall, V. T.
Publisher
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 2004, 99, supplement 1, pp 105-108
Abstract

For the last 15 years, we have studied the relationships among cichlid snail-eating fishes, intermediate snail-host density, and the prevalence of human infection of Schistosoma haematobium in Lake Malawcircumflex˜i and concluded that the increase of human infection is correlated with the decrease...

Author(s)
Stauffer, J. R., Jr.; Madsen, H.; Rollinson, D.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
EcoHealth, 2014, 11, 2, pp 251-254
Abstract

The liver fluke Opisthorchis felineus is one of the few zoonotic trematodes that circulates in the European Union (EU). It is transmitted from freshwater snails to fish and then to fish-eating mammals, including humans, in which it causes opisthorchiasis. In the 20th century, the majority of...

Author(s)
Pozio, E.; Armignacco, O.; Ferri, F.; Morales, M. A. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Acta Tropica, 2013, 126, 1, pp 54-62
Abstract

The present article describes the occurrence of 17 cases of acute schistosomiasis in the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. All individuals affected took a bath in a swimming pool of a holiday resort that was provided with water from a nearby brook. The apparently...

Author(s)
Enk, M. J.; Amorim, A.; Schall, V. T.
Publisher
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 2003, 98, 6, pp 745-750
Abstract

This supplement contains 22 papers presented at the conference. Topics covered include: epidemiological and control aspects; cytokine profile; Schistosoma mansoni infection; vaccination with antioxidant enzymes; genomes, vaccines and proteome; schistosomal hepatopathy; involvement of central...

Author(s)
Andrade, Z. A.
Publisher
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 2004, 99, supplement 1, pp 134 pp.
Abstract

In 1988, 22 autochthonous cases of Schistosoma mansoni schistosomiasis were registered at Forte Orange beach, Itamaracá Island, Pernambuco, Brazil. All cases occurred in middle-to-upper class people vacationing on the island. This study aimed to find the breeding sites of schistosomiasis vectors...

Author(s)
Barbosa, C. S.; Pieri, O. S.; Silva, C. B. da; Barbosa, F. S.
Citation
Revista de Saúde Pública, 2000, 34, 4, pp 337-341

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