Snails travel far and wide, spreading disease along the way


January 9, 2017

Berkeley News: Parasite-carrying snails can travel long distances, spreading a deadly disease along the way, according to new research led by UC Berkeley. “We don’t think of snails as particularly mobile, but the genetic evidence we found — that snails can traverse substantial distances — is a reminder of just how difficult it is to contain and control infectious diseases carried by animals and insects,” said Justin Remais, an associate professor of environmental health sciences at UC Berkeley, who led the study.

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