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Journal Article
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Lindo, John F.; Cecelia A.; Hall, J.; Cunningham-Myrie, Collette; Ashley, Deanna E.; Eberhard, M.; Sullivan, J.J.; Bishop, H.S.; Robinson, D.G.; Holtz, T.; Robinson, Ralph D.
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Department of Life Sciences
Article Title
Enzootic angiostrongylus cantonensis in rats and snails, following an outbreak of human eosinophilic meningitis, Jamaica
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Emerging infectious diseases
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2002
Volume ID
8
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
324-326
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Abstract
After an outbreak in 2000 of eosinophilic meningitis in tourists to Jamaica, we looked for Angiostrongylus cantonensis in rats and snails on the island. Overall, 22% (24/109) of rats harbored adult worms, and 8% (4/48) of snails harbored A. cantonensis larvae. This report is the first of enzootic A. cantonensis infection in Jamaica, providing evidence that this parasite is likely to cause human cases of eosinophilic meningitis.....
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