Worms, slugs and humans: the medical and popular construction of an emerging infectious disease Vermes, caramujos e humanos: as construções médica e popular de uma doença infecciosa emergente

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Grisotti,Márcia; Avila-Pires,Fernando Dias de;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz
  • Journal: História (issn: 0104-5970, eissn: 1678-4758)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/S0104-59702011000300016
  • Subject: emerging infectious disease | conhecimento médico | R131-687 | public understanding of disease | normal e patológico | abdominal angiostrongyliasis | normal and pathological | History of medicine. Medical expeditions | angiostrongilíase abdominal | doença infecciosa emergente | medical knowledge | entendimento público da doença

The identification of the worm Angiostrongylus costaricensis parasitizing land snails and humans in Southern Brazil suggests under-diagnosis and under-notification of patients with abdominal angiostrongyliasis. This article analyzes how the concept of abdominal angiostr... View more