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a parasite of cats, dogs, and wild carnivores, it has occasionally been found in humans in the Far East; it is transmitted through copepods and fish; human infection is usually confined to the skin, but several cases of eye or brain infection have been reported with wandering larvae of this species.
a genus of spiruroid nematodes of the family Gnathostomatidae.
found in domestic and wild pigs.
adults found in the stomach of pigs and cause gastritis. Larvae migrate through the liver causing hepatitis.
causes granuloma in the esophagus of weasels.
found in the stomach of cats, dogs, mink, polecat and wild Carnivora and erratically as a parasite under the skin of humans. Causes damage to liver and other organs while migrating, and establishes large cyst-like structures containing nematodes in the stomach wall.