No parasites in leeches?

fergusma at topaz.ucq.edu.au fergusma at topaz.ucq.edu.au
Fri Apr 22 21:27:43 EST 1994


In article <2p2hnu$2il at taco.cc.ncsu.edu>, jfgzo at unity.ncsu.edu (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
yet.


Meryl Ferguson
FERGUSMA at topaz.ucq.edu.au
Bachelor Applied Biology (Honours)
University Central Queensland




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