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    • Liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) naturally infecting introduced European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) in northern Patagonia: phenotype, prevalence and potential risk 

      Cuervo, Pablo Fernando; Di Cataldo, Sophia; Fantozzi, María Cecilia; Deis, Erika; Diaz Isenrath, Gabriela; Viberti, Gabriela; Artigas, Patricio; Peixoto, Raquel; Valero, María Adela; Mera y Sierra, Roberto; Mas-Coma, Santiago (Comité editorial Acta Parasitologica, 2015-06-23)
      Fascioliasis has recently been included in the WHO list of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases. Besides being a major veterinary health problem, fascioliasis has large underdeveloping effects on the human communities affected. Though scarcely considered in fascioliasis epidemiology, it is well recognized that both native and introduced wildlife species may play a significant role as reservoirs of the disease. The objectives are to study the morphological characteristics of Fasciola hepatica adults and eggs in a population of Lepus europaeus, to assess liver fluke prevalence, and to analyze the potential ...