There are numerous reports on the Internet about the Pomacea canaliculata and its serious harm to agricultural production and human health in southern China.
Among the many news reports, warnings such as “”up to 6, 000 parasites living in one Pomacea canaliculata ” stand out and are eye-catching.
In August 2017, an article entitled “Horror! Pregnant women aborted after eating Pomacea canaliculata, and parasites were found in their bodies! Is Pomacea canaliculata available in Kunming market?” reported that “no parasites have been found” after a professional institute in Kunming examined the Pomacea canaliculata.
The head of the Endemic and Parasitic Disease Control Section of the Disease Control and Prevention Center, Kunming said: Since 2009 (2009-2017), we have begun to monitor Pomacea canaliculate. Among 3,000 Pomacea canaliculate samples every year, parasites were detected only once in 2013. Pomacea canaliculate have also been tested in other places and 750 parasites were found in one Pomacea canaliculate at most.
Are there 6,000 parasites in one Pomacea canaliculate? The assessment of the health effects of Pomacea canaliculate should be based on real and credible scientific data from professional departments and researchers. We encourage more citizen scientists to verify this and provide reliable proof.
Original Chinese Article: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/UtnmRxwjn_HYq_nX5_vrUA
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