Pomacea canaliculata
Pomacea canaliculata
(channeled applesnail)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Exotic

Impact ID5923
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe consumption of Pomacea canaliculata led to two outbreaks of eosinophilic meningitis in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, infecting a total of 17 people. Eosinophilic meningitis is a disease caused by Angiostrongylus cantonesis. Those infected may experience symptoms such as a headache, neck stiffness, fever, paresthesia, etc.
Reference40923
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationKaohsiung, Taiwan

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/18/2024].

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