Parmarion martensi laying eggs

In Hawai’i, the invasive yellow shelled semi-slug, Parmarion martensi, has become the most competent intermediate host for Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, with both high infection prevalence and high parasite loads compared to other species of terrestrial gastropods. Due to…

Parmarion martensi laying eggs

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In Hawai’i, the invasive yellow shelled semi-slug, Parmarion martensi, has become the most competent intermediate host for Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, with both high infection prevalence and high parasite loads compared to other species of terrestrial gastropods. Due to high infection levels and its common association with human habitations, P. martensi are suspected to be one of the main drivers of human infection, particularly in east Hawai’i Island. Video Credit: John Jacob, University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Pharmacy.

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