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Kids, Put Down The Snails, They Could Carry Rat Lungworm

Kids, Put Down The Snails, They Could Carry Rat Lungworm

Around 5% of common garden snails in and around Sydney contain larvae of the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis, commonly known as the rat lungworm. It is probably more common in Brisbane and is seen on the coast from far north Queensland down to Jervis Bay. The definitive hosts of this parasite are black and brown rats. That’s […]