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1 April 2010 Asymptomatic Babesia microti–like parasite infection in wild raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in South Korea
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We describe asymptomatic piroplasmosis caused by a Babesia microti–like parasite in wild raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) diagnosed by blood smear and DNA analysis. This is the first description of natural B. microti–like parasite infection in raccoon dogs and suggests that the wild raccoon dog can be a source for B. microti–like parasite infection of domestic dogs and humans.

Jae-Ik Han, Sook-Jin Lee, Hye-Jin Jang, and Ki-Jeong Na "Asymptomatic Babesia microti–like parasite infection in wild raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in South Korea," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(2), 632-635, (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-46.2.632
Received: 28 May 2009; Published: 1 April 2010
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