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Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 327–328 | Cite as

The first finding of Moniliformis moniliformis (Acanthocephala, Moniliformidae) in Belarus

  • V. V. Shimalov
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Abstract

Information on the detection of acanthocephalan Moniliformis moniliformis (Bremser, 1811) in a striped field mouse in Belarus and the short description of this parasite is given. The first finding of this helminth in Belarus (Malorita district of Brest region, south-western part of Belarus) is reported. The functioning of the centre of moniliformosis on the drainage system in the Malorita district is described. Rodents, as well as other animals as definitive hosts and insects as intermediate hosts of acanthocephalan Moniliformis moniliformis, take part in centre formation. This helminth has a medical significance because parasitize not only animals but also humans.

Keywords

Moniliformis moniliformis Acanthocephalan Striped field mouse Belarus 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The author declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brest State UniversityBrestBelarus
  2. 2.The Polesie Agrarian Ecological Institute of the NAS of BelarusBrestBelarus

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