Anisakid Larva from the Throat of an Alaskan Eskimo

J. Ralph Lichtenfels Animal Parasitology Institute, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Microbiology, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Beltsville, Maryland 20705

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Frank P. Brancato Animal Parasitology Institute, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Microbiology, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Beltsville, Maryland 20705

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An anisakid nematode, identified as Phocanema sp. fourth-stage larva, was “pulled” from the throat of a 46-year-old Alaskan Eskimo. The nematode is described and illustrated.

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