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

Useful Web Links



Tara Kirk Parasites and Pestilence Human Biology Stanford University

Trichostrongyliasis - Public Health and Prevention Strategies


Dead Sheep. Caused by Trichostrongylosis induced "black scours" (diarrhea). From the New Zealand Merial Website.


Public Health and Prevention Strategies: There has been limited success in vaccines. Regular deworming of animals and proper pasture management will help to control the spread in animals. In man improvement in the areas of food, environment and personal hygiene as well as avoidance of raw vegetables in endemic areas will help to prevent infection.