Human Sparganosis in Mississippi: Report of Two Cases

T. J. Brooks Jr.University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi

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W. F. HutchisonUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi

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T. J. SafleyUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi

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T. G. RossUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi

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Summary

Two cases of human sparganosis are reported. Both occurred in white women, and both are believed to have originated in Mississippi. Neither of the patients had ever left the United States.

Two of seven bobcats (Lynx rufus) captured in Mississippi during the summer months of 1957 were found to harbor adult Spirometra mansonoides, and it is suggested that the observed spargana may be of the same species.

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