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1 October 2018 Survey of Baylisascaris spp. in Eastern Tennessee Wildlife and Detection of Baylisascaris spp. Eggs in Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) Feces
Richard W. Gerhold, Katherine Kurth, Al Claiborne, Alycia Chapman, Graham Hickling
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Abstract

We analyzed 69 eastern Tennessee wildlife samples for Baylisascaris spp. during 2011. The prevalence of Baylisascaris spp. in raccoons (Procyon lotor) was 16% (8/49), an increase compared to previous surveys in this region. One Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) had eggs in its feces, indicating that opossums can play a role in Baylisascaris spp. transmission.

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Richard W. Gerhold, Katherine Kurth, Al Claiborne, Alycia Chapman, and Graham Hickling "Survey of Baylisascaris spp. in Eastern Tennessee Wildlife and Detection of Baylisascaris spp. Eggs in Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) Feces," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 54(4), 874-876, (1 October 2018). https://doi.org/10.7589/2017-12-303
Received: 13 December 2017; Accepted: 25 March 2018; Published: 1 October 2018
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