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1 April 1991 An Update on the Distribution of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in the Southeastern United States
James A. Comer, William R. Davidson, Annie K. Prestwood, Victor F. Nettles
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An update is presented on the distribution of the meningeal worm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the southeastern United States. The parasite is widely distributed and common in all or much of Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. It is also common in the northern half of Alabama and Georgia. In contrast, it is rare or absent along the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina. It has been collected from a single deer in Florida.

Comer, Davidson, Prestwood, and Nettles: An Update on the Distribution of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in the Southeastern United States
James A. Comer, William R. Davidson, Annie K. Prestwood, and Victor F. Nettles "An Update on the Distribution of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis in the Southeastern United States," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 27(2), 348-354, (1 April 1991). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-27.2.348
Received: 3 July 1990; Published: 1 April 1991
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distribution
management implications
meningeal worm
Odocoileus virginianus
Parelaphostrongylus tenuis
regional survey
white-tailed deer
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