The diversity and impact of hookworm infections in wildlife

@article{Seguel2017TheDA,
  title={The diversity and impact of hookworm infections in wildlife},
  author={Mauricio Seguel and Nicole Gottdenker},
  journal={International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife},
  year={2017},
  volume={6},
  pages={177 - 194}
}
  • M. Seguel, N. Gottdenker
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
Hookworms are blood-feeding nematodes that parasitize the alimentary system of mammals. Despite their high pathogenic potential, little is known about their diversity and impact in wildlife populations. We conducted a systematic review of the literature on hookworm infections of wildlife and analyzed 218 studies qualitative and quantitatively. At least 68 hookworm species have been described in 9 orders, 24 families, and 111 species of wild mammals. Black bears, red foxes, and bobcats harbored… Expand

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