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1 April 1989 Fatal Lungworm Infection in an Opossum
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A 3-mo-old male, feral opossum (Didelphis virginiana) was presented to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (USA) for evaluation of prolonged dyspnea. The animal died shortly after examination and a necropsy was performed. The cause of death was attributed to a verminous pneumonia, associated with numerous intrabronchial and intrabronchiolar nematodes, subsequently identified as Didelphostrongylus hayesi.

Duncan, Reinemeyer, and Funk: Fatal Lungworm Infection in an Opossum
Robert B. Duncan Jr., Craig R. Reinemeyer, and Richard S. Funk "Fatal Lungworm Infection in an Opossum," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 25(2), 266-269, (1 April 1989). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-25.2.266
Received: 30 August 1988; Published: 1 April 1989
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