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Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008

Dispatch

Emerging Angiostrongyliasis in Mainland China

Shan Lv*, Yi Zhang*, Peter Steinmann†, and Xiao-Nong Zhou*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China; †Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland;

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Table 1

Reported angiostrongyliasis outbreaks in mainland China since 1997

YearLocation (city, province)No. infectionsSource of infectionReference*
1997Wenzhou, Zhejiang65Pomacea canaliculata†Zheng RY et al., 2001
2002Changle, Fujian8P. canaliculata†Lin JX et al., 2003
2002Fuzhou, Fujian9P. canaliculata†Yang FZ et al., 2004
2002Fuzhou, Fujian13Achatina fulica‡Wu CH et al., 2004
2004Kunming, Yunnan25P. canaliculata†Han JH et al., 2005
2005Kunming, Yunnan9P. canaliculata†Wei LP et al., 2005
2006Beijing, Beijing160P. canaliculata†Not available

*Full reference details are available from the corresponding author upon request.
†Common name, apple snail.
‡Common name, giant African land snail.

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