Volume 30, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The occurrence of human eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in several localities of Havana, Cuba, prompted a search for the rat lungworm, , in the same localities. Twenty rats () and about 370 terrestrial mollusks (70 slugs, , and about 300 snails, mostly ) were collected in six communities of the Province of Havana, and in the gardens of the Pedro Kourí Institute for Tropical Medicine in Havana City. Adult lungworms were found in 12 of the rats and larvae were recovered from a large number in pooled lots of the mollusks. Observations on the morphology and life history of the parasites confirmed the presence of in the American region.


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