The helminth parasites of rodents and their importance

Khalil, L.F.

Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Recent Advances in Rodent Control, Kuwait Sheraton, 2-6 February 1985: 141-148


The role played by rodents in the transmission of helminth parasites to man is reviewed. Among the helminths of public health importance are Trichinella spiralis, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, A. costaricensis, Capillaria hepatica, Hymenolepis diminuta, Raillietina spp., Echinococcus multilocularis, E. oligarthrus, Schistosoma mansoni, S. japonicum, Paragonimus spp. and Echinostoma.