Parastrongylus (=Angiostrongylus) cantonensis now endemic in Louisiana wildlife.

@article{Kim2002ParastrongylusC,
  title={Parastrongylus (=Angiostrongylus) cantonensis now endemic in Louisiana wildlife.},
  author={Dae Young Kim and T. B. Stewart and Robert Bauer and Marc Mitchell},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2002},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={1024-6}
}
Parastrongylus (=Angiostrongylus) cantonensis, a lung worm of rats, was first reported in the United States in 1987, with a probable introduction by infected rats from ships docking in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the mid-1980s. Since then, it has been reported in nonhuman primates and a boy from New Orleans, and in a horse from Picayune, Mississippi, a distance of 87 km from New Orleans. Parastrongylus cantonensis infection is herein reported in a lemur (Varencia variegata rubra) from New… CONTINUE READING

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