Co-infections in Visceral Pentastomiasis, Democratic Republic of the Congo
, Mihály Sulyok, Therese Riu, Lajos Rózsa, Imre Bodó, Christoph Schoen, Birgit Muntau, Gergely Babocsay, and Richard Hardi
Author affiliations: Bernhard Nocht Institute, Hamburg, Germany (D. Tappe, B. Muntau); Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany (M. Sulyok); Hôpital Géneral de Reference de Kole, Kole, Democratic Republic of the Congo (T. Riu); MTA-ELTE-MTM Ecology Research Group, Budapest, Hungary (L. Rózsa); Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (I. Bodó); University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany (C. Schoen); Mátra Museum of the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Gyöngyös, Hungary (G. Babocsay); St. Raphael Ophthalmological Center, Mbuji Mayi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (R. Hardi)
Figure 3. Adult Armillifer and Raillietiella parasites found in snakes at local markets in Kole, Sankuru District, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2014–2015. A) Adult A. grandis in respiratory tract of a local rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis). B) Adult A. armillatus in the lung of an African rock python (Python sebae) found in 2014, for comparison. Note the different annulation also between the adult stage of A. grandis and A. armillatus. C) Adult Raillietiella pentastomid in the lung of an African rock python. The rostral end of the parasite with central mouth and 2 pairs of perioral hooklets is shown.
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