No parasites in leeches?

fergusma at fergusma at
Fri Apr 22 21:27:43 EST 1994

In article <2p2hnu$2il at>, jfgzo at (James F Gilliam) writes:
> Actually, I mean 'no pathogens transmitted to humans by leeches?,' but 
> that was too long.

>  Are any leeches vectors for pathogens for other species?
I don't know about human parasites, but I pulled some leeches off Krefft's
turtle (Emydura kreffti) the other day, and after a few hours some third stage
larval nematodes emerged from the leeches, I haven't been able to I.D. them

Meryl Ferguson
Bachelor Applied Biology (Honours)
University Central Queensland

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