First reported outbreak of severe spirorchiidiasis in Emys orbicularis, probably resulting from a parasite spillover event.

@article{Iglesias2015FirstRO,
  title={First reported outbreak of severe spirorchiidiasis in Emys orbicularis, probably resulting from a parasite spillover event.},
  author={Raul Benitez Iglesias and Jos{\'e} M. Garc{\'i}a-Est{\'e}vez and C{\'e}sar Ayres and Antonio Acu{\~n}a and Adolfo Cordero-Rivera},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2015},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={75-80}
}
The importance of disease-mediated invasions and the role of parasite spillover as a substantial threat to the conservation of global biodiversity are now well known. Although competition between invasive sliders Trachemys scripta elegans and indigenous European turtles has been extensively studied, the impact of this invasive species on diseases affecting native populations is poorly known. During winter 2012-2013 an unusual event was detected in a population of Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus… CONTINUE READING