Que: 1. What is the importance of this study?
Que: 2. What is the transmission route of Angiostrongylus sp. (from this study)?
Que: 3. What are the factors needed to successfully help the houseflies in the process of disease transmission?
Ans: 1. The important finding of this study is our community can be infected with angiostrongyliasis without taking any infected second intermediate hosts, and the best way of prevention is health education to the community about appropriate sanitation, hygienic food-preparation practices, and the prevention of food contamination by flies and other insects and avoid raw and undercooked meats.
Ans: 2. Mostly, transmission of disease based on epidemiological triad agent, host, environment. Transmission in this study is also the same way, agent is houseflies, host is community in that areas and environment are eating place canteen, living room, corridors and other supportive conditions such as uncovered garbage cans. These infected flies (vectors) lived in our environment and rest in our properties, our food and on our body. The infectious agents (infective larvae) are left on food and our hand after they fly away. They come and go alternatively and transmission cycle rotate rhythmically.
Ans: 3. As Answer No 2, supportive factors for houseflies in the process of disease transmission are uncovered garbage can, untidy floor and kitchen, human behavior (personal hygiene) in the Provincial area. On the other hand, flies feeding on dead, infected snails/slugs (intermediate hosts), as well as other hosts, such as crabs/prawns, or the slime from snails and slugs in the forest and costal areas.