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



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Trichostrongyliasis - Transmission and Vector


Interaction of a sheep and Trichostrongylus - note transmission through stool. From the University of Sydney Veterinary Pathology Website.


Transmission: Eggs are released into the environment through the passing of stool. Infection occurs when infective larvae or ingested often through consumption of leafy vegetables. Larvae rarely if ever infect through penetration of the skin.

Vector: None