> Does anyone know of any records of natural infections of mice with
> Strongyloides ratti?
>> Carolyn Behm
> Senior Research Fellow (ARC)
> Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
> Faculty of Science
> Australian National University
> Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
I am aware of only one report in the literature of S. ratti as a natural
parasite of mice. This is an obscure paper (of course, otherwise you
wouldn't be asking!):
Prokopic, J. and del Valle, M. 1966. Aporte de la helmintofauna de los
roedores en Cuba. Poeyana, Inst de Biol, Serie A No.30: 1-15.
118 rodents examined from Havana, Cuba. Prevalence of S. ratti was 6/35
Ratts rattus, and 1/5 Mus musculus.
I do not have the original of the paper; so I do not know what taxonomic
details were provided. I suspect none.
There are no other reports of even Strongyloides sp. in mice as natural
Hope this helps.
Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
James Cook University
email: Richard.Speare at jcu.edu.au