ClinQuiz: Parasitology - Answer 1B - Veterinary Medicine
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ClinQuiz: Parasitology - Answer 1B

1B) Correct. Baylisascaris procyonis is considered a serious zoonotic disease threat. The larvae of this ascarid are particularly neurotropic and can induce visceral larva migrans characterized by severe neurologic disease.1 This parasite is one of the reasons keeping raccoons is discouraged. (Rabies is another major zoonotic risk from raccoons.)

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