Toxocara pteropodis and visceral Larva migrans.

The life cycle of Toxocara pteropodis is only the second in the genus to have been elucidated in detail as a result of its suspected role in an epidemic of human disease. Transmission of this species of nematode is not only faecal but also tronsmommory, and the third-stage larvae demonstrate a remarkable affinity for the host's liver. Experimental… CONTINUE READING