Geographic Distribution of Raccoon Roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis, Germany and Luxembourg

Heddergott, Mike; Steinbach, Peter; Schwarz, Sabine; Anheyer-Behmenburg, Helena E.; Sutor, Astrid; Schliephake, Annette; Jeschke, Diana; Striese, Michael; Müller, Franz; Meyer-Kayser, Elisabeth; Stubbe, Michael; Osten-Sacken, Natalia; Krüger, Susann; Gaede, Wolfgang; Runge, Martin; Hoffmann, Lothar; Ansorge, Hermann; Conraths, Franz Josef GND; Frantz, Alain C.

Infestation with Baylisascaris procyonis, a gastrointestinal nematode of the raccoon, can cause fatal disease in humans. We found that the parasite is widespread in central Germany and can pose a public health risk. The spread of B. procyonis roundworms into nematode-free raccoon populations needs to be monitored.

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Heddergott, Mike / Steinbach, Peter / Schwarz, Sabine / et al: Geographic Distribution of Raccoon Roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis, Germany and Luxembourg. 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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