Potential existence of a sylvatic cycle of Taenia ovis krabbei in Patagonia, Argentina.

@article{Flueck2006PotentialEO,
  title={Potential existence of a sylvatic cycle of Taenia ovis krabbei in Patagonia, Argentina.},
  author={Werner T Flueck and Arlene Jones},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={135 3-4},
  pages={
          381-3
        }
}
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) were introduced in southern Latin America about a century ago and characteristics of the invasion raise concerns over their epidemiological role for various diseases. We report on the possible occurrence of Taenia ovis krabbei established in a sylvatic cycle in Patagonia. Hook characters, size, appearance, and location of a cysticercus from a wild red deer are consistent with Taenia ovis ovis or T. o. krabbei. Although it is not possible to differentiate between T. o… CONTINUE READING

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