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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, Craig R. Reinemeyer, and Richard S. Funk "Fatal Lungworm Infection in an Opossum," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 25(2), (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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