Volume 70, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Morphologic studies on preserved and recently collected specimens obtained from Mauritian children and an adult indicate that human infection is caused by instead of . This cestode might have been accidentally introduced onto the island of Mauritius from the Southeast Asia along with monkeys in the 17th century. We present information that will help identify and provide a correct diagnosis. The case reports indicate gastrointestinal disturbances in human bertiellosis. Human infection with is reported for the first time in a Mauritian adult.


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  • Received : 02 Aug 2003
  • Accepted : 24 Sep 2003
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