Molecular identification of novel intermediate host species of Angiostrongylus vasorum in Greater London

  title={Molecular identification of novel intermediate host species of Angiostrongylus vasorum in Greater London},
  author={Zainab Patel and A. Christina Gill and Mark T. Fox and Carlos Hermosilla and Thierry Backeljau and Karin Breugelmans and Esther Keevash and Claudia McEwan and Mahdis Aghazadeh and Jocelyn G. Elson-Riggins},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
Angiostrongylus vasorum is a parasitic nematode that can cause serious and potentially fatal disease in dogs and other canids. The aim of this study was to determine the intermediate slug species infected in nature by sampling sites in Greater London and Hertfordshire located within a known hyperendemic region. Overall, A. vasorum larvae were recovered from 6/381 slugs (1.6 %) by tissue digestion, and their identity was confirmed by PCR. Infected slugs originated from three different sites in… CONTINUE READING


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