Seroprevalence of Baylisascaris procyonis infection among humans, Santa Barbara County, California, USA, 2014–2016

Emerging Infectious Diseases
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Abstract

Baylisascaris procyonis (raccoon roundworm) infection is common in raccoons and can cause devastating pathology in other animals, including humans. Limited information is available on the frequency of asymptomatic human infection. We tested 150 adults from California, USA, for B. procyonis antibodies; 11 were seropositive, suggesting that subclinical infection does occur.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Seroprevalence of Baylisascaris procyonis infection among humans, Santa Barbara County, California, USA, 2014–2016
Series title Emerging Infectious Diseases
DOI 10.3201/eid2308.170222
Volume 23
Issue 8
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 1397
Last page 1399
Country United States
State California
County Santa Barbara County