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Volume 17, Number 7—July 2011


Enzootic Angiostrongyliasis, Guangdong, China, 2008–2009

Zhen-Yu Qu, Xiao Yang, Mei Cheng, Yan-Feng Lin, Xiao-Ming Liu, Ai He, Zhong-Dao Wu, and Xi-Mei ZhanComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China (Z.-Y. Qu, X. Yang, M. Cheng, A. He, Z.D. Wu, X.-M. Zhan); Qingyuan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Qingyuan, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China (Y.-F. Lin, X-M Liu)

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Prevalence of infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis in 3 snail species and rodents in 3 counties in Qingyuan, Guangdong Province, China, 2008–2009

County Host species, no. positive/no. tested (%)
Pomacea canaliculata Achatinafulica Bradybaena despecta Rodents
Qingxin 12/135 (8.9) 0/32 (0) 3/41 (7.3) 22/137 (16.1)
Fogang 0/9 (0) 6/152 (3.9) 0/19 (0) 2/117 (1.7)
Lianzhou Not found 0/122 (0) Not found 3/34 (8.8)
Total 12/144 (8.3) 6/306 (2.0) 3/60 (5.0) 27/288 (9.4)

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.