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Cuban Scientist Calls for Fast Actions against Giant African Snail

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Cuban Scientist Calls for Fast Actions against Giant African SnailHAVANA, Cuba, Aug 19 (acn) A Cuban scientist said that Cuba must take fast actions to prevent the spread of the Giant African Snail, a species introduced on the island about two years ago, which is considered to be dangerous for humans.

We have the chance to control it if we take fast action, since the snail has a high reproduction rate, said scientist Antonio Alejandro Vazquez, who heads a lab in the sector at the Havana-based Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute.

The African snail, known as Lisachatina fulica bowdich, was introduced in Cuba two years ago, according to studies at the Institute, and it has been located at the Havana southern municipality of Arroyo Naranjo, however the expert said that he has no doubts that it may spread to other areas because of the favorable Cuban climate for it reproduction.

The snail can act as intermediary to transmit diseases considered as dangerous to humans, including meningo-encefallitis.

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