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  • Angiostrongyliasis Rat Lungworm

    Angiostrongyliasis, also known as rat lungworm, is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by a parasitic nematode roundworm parasite called Angiostrongylus cantonensis . The adult form of A. cantonensis is only found in rodents..

  • Angiostrongylus Cantonensis Wikipedia

    Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a parasitic nematode roundworm that causes angiostrongyliasis, the most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin. The nematode commonly resides in the pulmonary arteries of rats , giving it the common name rat lungworm ..

  • Brain Infecting Rat Lungworm Spreads In Florida

    The rat lungworm is a parasite that lives in rats and snails. Here, adult rat lungworms the noodle-like organisms in the center of the photo emerge from the pulmonary artery of a rat..

  • Cdc Angiostrongylus

    Angiostrongylus is a parasitic nematode that can cause severe gastrointestinal or central nervous system disease in humans, depending on the species. Angiostrongylus cantonensis, which is also known as the rat lungworm, causes eosinophilic meningitis and is prevalent in Southeast Asia and tropical Pacific islands..

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