Neuro-angiostrongyliasis: unresolved issues.

  title={Neuro-angiostrongyliasis: unresolved issues.},
  author={Paul Prociv and David Michael Spratt and Melissa S. Carlisle},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  volume={30 12-13},
Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, probably evolved with its hosts, members of the genus Rattus and closely related species, in south-east Asia. Since its first discovery in rats in China and in a case of human infection in Taiwan, the parasite has been found to infect humans and other mammals across a wide and ever-increasing territory, which now encompasses much of south-east Asia, Melanesia, Polynesia and eastern Australia. It has also established a foothold in Africa, India, the… CONTINUE READING

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