ID#: 22021
Photographed in 1964, on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, this image depicted a close view of one of the stock ponds inside a snail hatchery. This view enabled you to see a number Marisa spp. snails, being raised under these controlled conditions. These snails would later be released into the wild, in order to prey on the populations of Australorbis spp., also known as Biomphalaria spp. snails, which are hosts to the parasitic worm, Schistosoma mansoni, the cause of human schistosomiasis. These particular snails were feasting on some of the vegetation available inside the hatchery’s stock ponds.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Mr. Kimberly
Creation Date: 1964
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.