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Year : 2002
Tome : 153
Volume : 6
Pages : 407-410
Title : Parasitologic study in Radix natalensis (Krauss, 1848) (Gastropoda, Lymnaeidae), an intermediate host of Fasciola gigantica (Cobbold, 1885) in Benin
Authors : M.N. ASSOGBA et A.K.I. YOUSSAO
Summary : Some investigations about Radix natalensis were carried out in 1995, 1996 and 1997 in Benin. The habitats of this mollusc were situated in the valley of Niger river, the pool of Karègoussou, Cotonou, Djeffa and Ganhatin. The number of Radix natalensis collected in 15 minutes decreased according to areas’ as the dryness extends. The infestation of Radix natalensis started in December with a rate of 88.8 %, reached 100 % in February, and from May to July 1997 at the pond of Karègoussou (Parakou). In this pool, snail fatalities increased according to the extension of dryness. They were recorded from February to April 1997, with rates of 20 % (February), 60 % (March), and 90 % (April). Then, these ponds become dry and the population of Radix natalensis regenerated immediately after the first rains.
Keywords : Radix natalensis - Fasciola gigantica - fasciolosis - Benin.
Correspondence : A.K.I. YOUSSAO.
Adress : Tél. 00 32 4 366 40 91 ou 00 32 4 366 41 50, Fax 00 32 4 366 41 22, E-Mail : iyoussao@student.ulg.ac.be
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