Anisakid Larva from the Throat of an Alaskan Eskimo

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

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.