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Volume 22, Number 4—April 2016

Definitive Hosts of Versteria Tapeworms (Cestoda: Taeniidae) Causing Fatal Infection in North America

Laura M. Lee, Roberta S. Wallace, Victoria L. Clyde, Annette Gendron-Fitzpatrick, Samuel D. Sibley, Margot Stuchin, Michael Lauck, David H. O’Connor, Minoru Nakao, Antti Lavikainen, Eric P. Hoberg, and Tony L. GoldbergComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (L.M. Lee, A. Gendron-Fitzpatrick, S.D. Sibley, M. Lauck, D.H. O’Connor); Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (R.S. Wallace, V.L. Clyde, A. Gendron-Fitzpatrick); Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (M. Stuchin); Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, Madison (M. Lauck, D.H. O’Connor, T.L. Goldberg); Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan (M. Nakao); University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (A. Lavikainen); United States National Parasite Collection, Beltsville, Maryland, USA (E.P. Hoberg)

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Table 1

Parasites in wild carnivore feces samples collected on the grounds of and near the Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2014*

Parasite Host, % positive
Coyote, n = 3 Long-tailed weasel, n = 6 Mink, n = 8 Raccoon, n = 31 Skunk, n = 3
Ascarid 12.9
Baylisascaris procyonis 35.5
Cestode 33.3 50.0 16.7 25.8 66.7
Coccidia 66.7 33.3 22.6 33.3
Cystoisospora spp. 3.2
Giardia spp. 16.7 25.8
Hookworm 12.9 33.3
Strongylid 16.7 33.3 12.9 33.3
Trichuris spp. 33.3 22.6
Other† 66.7 33.3 50.0 3.2

*–, not present.
†Other parasites were unidentified metastrongyles, nematodes, and protozoans.

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