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  • Mullets (Mugil liza, Valenciennes, 1836) infected with Ascocotyle (Phagicola) longa in São Paulo: incidence, importance to public health, control strategies and its cultural representativity.

    Foreign Title : Tainhas (Mugil Liza, Valenciennes, 1836) infectadas por Ascocotyle (Phagicola) longa em São Paulo: ocorrência, importância na saúde pública, estratégias de controle e sua representatividade cultura.

    Author(s) : Citti, A. L.

    Author Affiliation : Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

    Thesis : Tainhas (Mugil Liza, Valenciennes, 1836) infectadas por Ascocotyle (Phagicola) longa em São Paulo: ocorrência, importância na saúde pública, estratégias de controle e sua representatividade cultura 2010 pp.124 pp. ref.79

    Abstract : The present study aimed at investigating the presence of metacercariae Ascocotyle (Phagicola) longa in samples of mullets sold at CEAGESP/SP, reporting the importance of mullets over time, presenting its history, describing its fishing in the state of Sao Paulo and its social economic and cultural representativity. It is divided into four chapters. The first one summarizes the importance of fish as food, in the context of food safety, highlighting its role as potential carrier of zoonotic parasitary agents. Chapter two covers a description of the biology of mullets (Mugil liza), of the trematode digenea Ascocotyle (Phagicola) longa, and the field research on the presence of the parasite in samples of mullets from the largest wholesale fish market in Latin America - CEAGESP/SP. Chapter three is on the systematization of information for describing the cultural representativity of mullets using qualitative and descriptive methodology. Results showed that 100% (92/92) of the mullets were infected, in their body musculature, which confirms the need for full cooking before consumption, as a broader, easier and safer control strategy. It was also concluded through this study that fishing mullets is a significant activity along the entire Brazilian coast and it maintains its social economic and cultural representativity. However, it requires effective actions for preservation and maintenance of the species, avoiding instabilities in the marine ecosystem, in order to assure the availability of the product in the market.

    Record Number : 20123302952

    Publisher : Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo

    Location of publication : São Paulo

    Country of publication : Brazil

    Language of text : Portuguese

    Language of summary : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : Ascocotyle, Ascocotyle longa, Digenea (Trematoda), fishes, Heterophyidae, Mugil, mullets, Trematoda

    Descriptor(s) : aquatic animals, aquatic organisms, biology, cooking, digenean larvae, fish, fishing, food contamination, food safety, helminthoses, helminths, infections, marine environment, marine fishes, metacercariae, parasites, parasitoses, public health, seafoods, socioeconomics, trematode infections, zoonoses

    Identifier(s) : aquatic species, fluke infections, food contaminants, Mugil liza, parasitic diseases, parasitic infestations, parasitic worms, parasitosis, sea fishes, socioeconomic aspects, zoonotic infections

    Geographical Location(s) : Brazil, Latin America, Sao Paulo

    Broader term(s) : vertebrates, Chordata, animals, eukaryotes, Digenea (Trematoda), Trematoda, Platyhelminthes, invertebrates, Mugilidae, Perciformes, Osteichthyes, fishes, Heterophyidae, Ascocotyle, Community of Portuguese Language Countries, Developing Countries, Latin America, America, South America, Threshold Countries, Brazil