3 years ago

Possible Role of Fish as Transport Hosts for Dracunculus spp. Larvae.

Smith SJ, Yabsley MJ, Cleveland CA, Zirimwabagabo H, Eberhard ML, Bringolf R, Thompson AT
To inform Dracunculus medinensis (Guinea worm) eradication efforts, we evaluated the role of fish as transport hosts for Dracunculus worms. Ferrets fed fish that had ingested infected copepods became infected, highlighting the importance of recommendations to cook fish, bury entrails, and prevent dogs from consuming raw fish and entrails.

Publisher URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28820381

DOI: PubMed:28820381

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