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First Record of Reptilian Dracunculiasis from Southern Africa

Farquharson, Frank L.; Roos, Margaret I.; Raw, Lynn R.G.; Leslie, Bruce

This paper reports on the first recorded case of a guinea-worm (Dracunculus sp.) infection in Southern Africa. This was in a wild caught specimen of Southern African Python (Python natalensis) from Swaziland (eSwatini). The symptoms and treatment are described as well as details of the larvae and adult nematodes.

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