Gnathostomiasis, another emerging imported disease.

@article{Herman2009GnathostomiasisAE,
  title={Gnathostomiasis, another emerging imported disease.},
  author={Joanna S. Herman and Peter Chiodini},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          484-92
        }
}
Gnathostomiasis is a food-borne zoonosis caused by the late-third stage larvae of Gnathostoma spp. It is being seen with increasing frequency in countries where it is not endemic and should be regarded as another emerging imported disease. Previously, its foci of endemicity have been confined to Southeast Asia and Central and South America, but its geographical boundaries appear to be increasing, with recent reports of infection in tourists returning from southern Africa. It has a complex life… CONTINUE READING

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