Diphyllobothrium Latum in Florida

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Three cases of Diphyllobothrium latum, the broad fish tapeworm, have been discovered among negro children in subtropical Florida. The three human cases, as well as that in a local dog, are most probably of local origin.

Author Notes

Senior Parasitologist, Bureau of Laboratories, Florida State Board of Health, on leave of absence, U. S. Army.

Junior Parasitologist, United States Public Health Sevrice assigned to Florida State Board of Health.

The writers wish to express their thanks to Professor E. C. Faust, Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, for the generous use of his laboratory facilities in the preparation of the tapeworm material for study, and for the use of his library.