Human and Animal Pentastomiasis in Malaysia : Review

  title={Human and Animal Pentastomiasis in Malaysia : Review},
  author={B. Latif and Azdayanti Muslim and Heo Chong Chin},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Life Science},
Pentastomiasis is a zoonotic parasitic disease induced by the larval stages of pentasomes. The disease has been reported in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia and caused by the nymphs of the two genera:  Linguatula  and Armillifer and the two species L. serrata and A. armillatus regard for more than 90% of human cases. The definitive hosts of Armillifer spp. are snakes, lizards and other reptiles. The parasites live in the upper respiratory tracts and lay eggs that are passed out… 

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