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Baylisascaris procyonis in wild raccoons (Procyon lotor) in Denmark
Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports
The nematode Baylisascaris procyonis, which may cause severe clinical disease in humans and animals, is emerging in Europe after its introduction with raccoons (Procyon lotor) from North America. B. procyonis has a broad spectrum of paratenic hosts, including rodents, birds, wild carnivores and primates, which are severely affected by the migrating larval stages of the parasite. We report here the recovery of B. procyonis from two out of 18 examined wild raccoons in Denmark. The parasites weredoi:10.1016/j.vprsr.2016.03.001 fatcat:4eftophmbve3da46o47ffdqy5q