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Gnathostomiasis Acquired by British Tourists in Botswana

By Joanna S. Herman, Emma C. Wall, Christoffer van Tulleken, Peter Godfrey-Faussett, Robin L. Bailey and Peter L. Chiodini


Infection with Gnathostoma spinigerum has been generally confined to Southeast Asia and Central and South America. However, gnathostomiasis was recently found in British tourists who had visited Botswana. Consequently, travel to Africa should now be considered a risk factor for gnathostomiasis

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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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