Sparganosis in non-human primates

Chai D, Farah I, Muchemi G. "Sparganosis in non-human primates.". 2011.


The spargana were recovered from two vervets (Cer-copithecus aethiops), one olive baboon (Papio anubis anubis), and one Highland syke (Cercopithecus miĀ¬tis albortorquas). The animals were in good physical condition and, upon opening the abdominal cavities, numerous unattached white and soft, ribbon-like, motile tape-worm larvae were found (Fig. 1). Many were lying on the mesentery and on most of the abdominal organs, and some were found unattached on the abĀ¬dominal muscles and subcutaneous tissues.

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