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21 April 2022 Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) in the Invasive Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) in Central Florida, USA
Ellis C. Chase, Robert J. Ossiboff, Terence M. Farrell, April L. Childress, Kelsey Lykins, Steve A. Johnson, Nina Thompson, Heather D. S. Walden
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Cuban treefrogs, Osteopilus septentrionalis, were grossly examined for parasites and parasite species confirmed by PCR. Angiostrongylus cantonensis larvae were recovered from the hind leg muscle of O. septentrionalis. This is the first report of the zoonotic rat lungworm in the Cuban treefrog and new geographic location (Volusia County) in Florida, US.

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Ellis C. Chase, Robert J. Ossiboff, Terence M. Farrell, April L. Childress, Kelsey Lykins, Steve A. Johnson, Nina Thompson, and Heather D. S. Walden "Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) in the Invasive Cuban Treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) in Central Florida, USA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 58(2), 454-456, (21 April 2022). https://doi.org/10.7589/JWD-D-21-00140
Received: 23 August 2021; Accepted: 3 November 2021; Published: 21 April 2022
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