Pomacea canaliculata
Pomacea canaliculata
(channeled applesnail)

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.
Great Lakes RegionNo
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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