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Other Names: Raccoon Roundworm
Baylisascariasis is a parasitic disease caused by a roundworm found in the intestinal tract of raccoons.

Disease Agents

  • Baylisascaris columnaris
  • Baylisascaris melis
  • Baylisascaris procyonis

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