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Strongyloides ratti in mice?

Richard Speare Richard.Speare at jcu.edu.au
Mon Dec 2 09:25:44 EST 1996

> 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

Dear Carolyn

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.


Rick Speare

Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
James Cook University

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