A Systematic Overview of Zoonotic Helminth Infections in North America

Blaine A. Mathison, Bobbi S. Pritt

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Zoonotic helminths are frequent human parasites that generally complete their natural life cycle in the absence of humans. This review encompasses 30 common or clinically relevant zoonotic helminth infections that are endemic to North America. For each organism or disease, the following information is briefly reviewed: taxonomy, biology, and life cycle, epidemiology, route of transmission for the human host, clinical manifestations, pathologic features, treatment, and laboratory diagnosis. Illustrations are provided for select parasites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E61-E93
JournalLaboratory Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018


  • North America
  • helminth
  • host
  • parasite
  • vector
  • zoonotic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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