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Emerging angiostrongyliasis in Mainland China.

Lv S, Zhang Y, Steinmann P, Zhou XN - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2008)

Bottom Line: Our review of angiostrongyliasis in China found that the disease is emerging as a result of changes in food consumption habits and long-distance transportation of food.Enhanced understanding of angiostrongyliasis epidemiology, increased public awareness about the risks associated with eating raw food, and enhanced food safety measures are needed.

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

ABSTRACT
Our review of angiostrongyliasis in China found that the disease is emerging as a result of changes in food consumption habits and long-distance transportation of food. Enhanced understanding of angiostrongyliasis epidemiology, increased public awareness about the risks associated with eating raw food, and enhanced food safety measures are needed.

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Provinces in People’s Republic of China where cases of angiostrongyliasis has been reported and locations where outbreaks occurred. Province names: 1, Yunnan; 2, Guangxi; 3, Hainan; 4, Guangdong; 5, Fujian; 6, Zhejiang; 7, Jiangsu; 8, Beijing; 9, Tianjing; 10, Liaoning; 11, Heilongjiang.
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Figure 1: Provinces in People’s Republic of China where cases of angiostrongyliasis has been reported and locations where outbreaks occurred. Province names: 1, Yunnan; 2, Guangxi; 3, Hainan; 4, Guangdong; 5, Fujian; 6, Zhejiang; 7, Jiangsu; 8, Beijing; 9, Tianjing; 10, Liaoning; 11, Heilongjiang.

Mentions: The Figure depicts the 9 provinces in China where angiostrongyliasis has been reported thus far. The youngest patient was 11 months of age, and the oldest was 70 years of age. In the recent Beijing outbreak, 99 of the 100 hospitalized patients were available for interview; 59 were male and 40 were female, age range was 13–57 years, median age was 36 years. The causative agent was confirmed for 16 (4.8%) of 334 cases. Four children died. Outbreak investigations found that 75.1% of all patients had eaten raw apple snails (Pomacea canaliculata) or raw giant African land snails (Achatina fulica).


Emerging angiostrongyliasis in Mainland China.

Lv S, Zhang Y, Steinmann P, Zhou XN - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2008)

Provinces in People’s Republic of China where cases of angiostrongyliasis has been reported and locations where outbreaks occurred. Province names: 1, Yunnan; 2, Guangxi; 3, Hainan; 4, Guangdong; 5, Fujian; 6, Zhejiang; 7, Jiangsu; 8, Beijing; 9, Tianjing; 10, Liaoning; 11, Heilongjiang.
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Figure 1: Provinces in People’s Republic of China where cases of angiostrongyliasis has been reported and locations where outbreaks occurred. Province names: 1, Yunnan; 2, Guangxi; 3, Hainan; 4, Guangdong; 5, Fujian; 6, Zhejiang; 7, Jiangsu; 8, Beijing; 9, Tianjing; 10, Liaoning; 11, Heilongjiang.
Mentions: The Figure depicts the 9 provinces in China where angiostrongyliasis has been reported thus far. The youngest patient was 11 months of age, and the oldest was 70 years of age. In the recent Beijing outbreak, 99 of the 100 hospitalized patients were available for interview; 59 were male and 40 were female, age range was 13–57 years, median age was 36 years. The causative agent was confirmed for 16 (4.8%) of 334 cases. Four children died. Outbreak investigations found that 75.1% of all patients had eaten raw apple snails (Pomacea canaliculata) or raw giant African land snails (Achatina fulica).

Bottom Line: Our review of angiostrongyliasis in China found that the disease is emerging as a result of changes in food consumption habits and long-distance transportation of food.Enhanced understanding of angiostrongyliasis epidemiology, increased public awareness about the risks associated with eating raw food, and enhanced food safety measures are needed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

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

ABSTRACT
Our review of angiostrongyliasis in China found that the disease is emerging as a result of changes in food consumption habits and long-distance transportation of food. Enhanced understanding of angiostrongyliasis epidemiology, increased public awareness about the risks associated with eating raw food, and enhanced food safety measures are needed.

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Related in: MedlinePlus