Endemic infections of parastrongylus (=Angiostrongylus) costaricensis in two species of nonhuman primates, raccoons, and an opossum from Miami, Florida Article

Miller, CL, Kinsella, JM, Garner, MM et al. (2006). Endemic infections of parastrongylus (=Angiostrongylus) costaricensis in two species of nonhuman primates, raccoons, and an opossum from Miami, Florida . 92(2), 406-408. 10.1645/GE-653R.1

cited authors

  • Miller, CL; Kinsella, JM; Garner, MM; Evans, S; Gullett, PA; Schmidt, RE

fiu authors

abstract

  • Parastrongylus (=Angiostrongylus) costaricensis was first reported in the United States from cotton rats, Sigmodon hispidus, in Texas in 1979. Here, we report the findings of P. costaricensis in a siamang (Hylobates syndactylus) from the Miami MetroZoo, in 2 Ma's night monkeys (Aotus nancymaae) from the DuMond Conservancy located at Monkey Jungle in Miami, in 4 raccoons (Procyon lotor) trapped near the MetroZoo, and in an opossum (Didelphis virginiana) trapped at the MetroZoo. These records are the first records of P. costaricensis from all 4 species of hosts. All of the primates were zoo-born, and the raccoons and opossum were native, indicating that this parasite is now endemic at these 2 sites. © American Society of Parasitologists 2006.

publication date

  • April 1, 2006

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start page

  • 406

end page

  • 408

volume

  • 92

issue

  • 2