Nematode zoonoses

  • Juan Carlos Casanova
  • Alexis Ribas
  • Juan Matías Segovia

Concluding remarks

Small mammals play significant roles in the life-cycles of T. canis, Trichinella spp. and Angiostrongylus spp, three important agents of zoonotic human diseases. Although the number of human cases is still low compared to the major infectious diseases, incidence of these helminthoses is expected to increase in the face of the changes that affect the environment and the interactions between wild animals, domestic animals and humans. Hence, a great effort will be essential to improve our knowledge of the relationships between these nematodes and small mammals.


Small Mammal Wild Boar Definitive Host Nurse Cell Paratenic Host 
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  • Juan Carlos Casanova
  • Alexis Ribas
  • Juan Matías Segovia

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