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Emerging disease
Possible origin of Mesocestoides litteratus
  1. Maggie Fisher, parasitologist
  1. Shernacre Cottage, Lower Howsell Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 1UX
  1. email: maggie{at}

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In response to John McGarry and colleagues’ letter (VR, 2/9 May 2020, vol 186, pp 498-499) reporting the finding of the tapeworm Mesocestoides litteratus in a gundog in Gloucestershire, the authors indicate that, as far as they are aware, the only historic record …

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