The white-nosed coati (Nasua narica) is a naturally susceptible definitive host for the zoonotic nematode Angiostrongylus costaricensis in Costa Rica.

@article{Santoro2016TheWC,
  title={The white-nosed coati (Nasua narica) is a naturally susceptible definitive host for the zoonotic nematode Angiostrongylus costaricensis in Costa Rica.},
  author={Mario Santoro and Alejandro Alfaro-Alarc{\'o}n and V. Veneziano and Anna Cerrone and Maria Stefan{\'i}a Latrofa and Domenico Otranto and Isabel Hagnauer and Mauricio P{\'e}rez Jim{\'e}nez and Giorgio Galiero},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2016},
  volume={228},
  pages={93-95}
}
Angiostrongylus costaricensis (Strongylida, Angiostrongylidae) is a roundworm of rodents, which may cause a severe or fatal zoonosis in several countries of the Americas. A single report indicated that the white-nosed coati (Nasua narica), acts as a potential free-ranging wildlife reservoir. Here we investigated the prevalence and features of A. costaricensis infection in two procyonid species, the white-nosed coati and the raccoon (Procyon lotor) from Costa Rica to better understand their… CONTINUE READING
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