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Research Article

Invasive Snails and an Emerging Infectious Disease: Results from the First National Survey on Angiostrongylus cantonensis in China

  • Shan Lv,

    Affiliations: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Yi Zhang,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • He-Xiang Liu,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Ling Hu,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Kun Yang,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Peter Steinmann,

    Affiliations: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Zhao Chen,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health of China, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Li-Ying Wang,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health of China, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Jürg Utzinger,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Xiao-Nong Zhou mail

    ipdzhouxn@sh163.net

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: February 10, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000368

About the Authors

Shan Lv, Yi Zhang, He-Xiang Liu, Ling Hu, Kun Yang, Peter Steinmann, Xiao-Nong Zhou
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Shan Lv, Peter Steinmann, Jürg Utzinger
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Zhao Chen, Li-Ying Wang
Ministry of Health of China, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Author

Email: ipdzhouxn@sh163.net

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SL YZ ZC LYW XNZ. Performed the experiments: SL YZ HXL LH KY. Analyzed the data: SL KY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SL YZ. Wrote the paper: SL PS JU XNZ.