Introduction and History


Clinical Presentation in Humans

Transmission and Vector


Incubation Period and Morphology

Diagnostic Test

Management and Therapy

Epidemiology and Country Information

Public Health and Prevention Strategies

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Trichostrongyliasis - Epidemiology and Country Information


Australian distribution of Trichostrongyliasis in animals. From the University of Sydney Veterinary Pathology Website.


Epidemiology: Cosmopolitan in distribution - worldwide. Trichostrongyliasis is predominant in areas of poor hygiene especially where human feces as fertilizer because it leads to contamination of vegetables and stream water. In animals, this parasite is a contributor to parasitic gastroenteritis in temperate parts of the world but is an important pathogen of ruminants in subtropical areas.

Country Information: Cases have been reported in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, India, Armenia, Indonesia, Australia, the United States, Japan (endemic), Korea (endemic), China, Taiwan, Russia, Chile, Peru, and Brazil.