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Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Biomédicas

versión impresa ISSN 0864-0300versión On-line ISSN 1561-3011

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HERNANDEZ FERRERAS, Kiria; SANCHEZ ALDEREGUIA, Sonia; GOMEZ PEREZ, David  y  DORTA CONTRERAS, Alberto Juan. Clinical-epidemiological evidence related to Lissachatina fulica in an adult with eosinophilic meningoencephalitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Rev Cubana Invest Bioméd [online]. 2020, vol.39, n.1, e590.  Epub 01-Mar-2020. ISSN 0864-0300.

Introduction:

Helmint Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a natural parasite in the lungs of ratas. Ocassionally it can produced an eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in men by larvae accidental ingestion.

Methods:

A qualitative study was performed from a focal group by a semi-structural survey in a health area from San Miguel del Padrón municipality.

Objectives:

To describe the actions developed by the local sanitarian authorities for the control of African giant snails between 2016 and 2018 and the appearance of a patient suffering from eosinophilic meningoencephalitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis linked to the presence of this snail.

Results:

It has been established an eradication strategy for the elimination of this invasive species based on a community work. Two years later, it was observed again the giant African snail in the area with a patient suffering from Angiostrongylus cantonensis eosinophilic meningoencephalitis epidemiologically associated.

Conclusions:

The 2016 actions were not efficient due to the emerging vector and the further finding of a patient linked with the parasite.

Palabras clave : Angiostrongylus cantonensis; Lissachatina fulica; eosinophilic meningoencephalitis; eradication; invasive specie.

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