A general survey of blood and tissue parasites of some rodents in Arbil province, Iraq

Molan, A.L.; Hussein, M.M.

APMIS Supplementum 3: 47-49


In a survey of blood and tissue parasites from 105 Mus musculus, 99 Rattus rattus and 29 R. norvegicus collected from different localities of Arbil province, northern Iraq, Trypanosoma lewisi was found in 7 R. rattus and in 5 R. norvegicus, while T. musculi was found in 4 M. musculus (a new record for rodents in Iraq). During the preparation of tissue impression smears 2 specimens of Fasciola hepatica were found in the livers of 2 R. norvegicus.