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000151235 0247_ $$2doi$$a10.1128/AEM.70.10.6296-6298.2004
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000151235 245__ $$aAquatic snails, passive hosts of Mycobacterium ulcerans
000151235 269__ $$a2004
000151235 260__ $$c2004
000151235 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000151235 520__ $$aAccumulative indirect evidence of the epidemiology of Mycobacterium ulcerans infections causing chronic skin ulcers (i.e., Buruli ulcer disease) suggests that the development of this pathogen and its transmission to humans are related predominantly to aquatic environments. We report that snails could transitorily harbor M. ulcerans without offering favorable conditions for its growth and replication. A novel intermediate link in the transmission chain of M. ulcerans becomes likely with predator aquatic insects in addition to phytophage insects. Water bugs, such as Naucoris cimicoides, a potential vector of M. ulcerans, were shown to be infected specifically by this bacterium after feeding on snails experimentally exposed to M. ulcerans.
000151235 700__ $$aMarsollier, Laurent
000151235 700__ $$aSévérin, Tchibozo
000151235 700__ $$aAubry, Jacques
000151235 700__ $$aMerritt, Richard W
000151235 700__ $$aSaint André, Jean-Paul
000151235 700__ $$aLegras, Pierre
000151235 700__ $$aManceau, Anne-Lise
000151235 700__ $$aChauty, Annick
000151235 700__ $$aCarbonnelle, Bernard
000151235 700__ $$0243892$$aCole, Stewart T$$g177247
000151235 773__ $$j70$$k10$$q6296-8$$tApplied and environmental microbiology
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