Establishment of Fascioloides magna in a new region of Hungary: case report
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During the monitoring of red deer (N = 124) and fallow deer (N = 13) populations in four neighbouring areas, the presence of Fascioloides magna was confirmed in southwestern Hungary. The prevalence and the mean intensity of the infection within the host populations ranged between 0 and 100% and 0–36.3, respectively. The determined prevalences are similar to that observed earlier in other European natural foci. The authors hypothesise that the appearance of F. magna in this region should have been a partly natural- and partly human-influenced process.
KeywordsFascioloides magna Red deer Fallow deer Hungary
We are very thankful to Jenő Jung huntmaster of Liget Hunting Party and Róbert Tóth huntmaster of Zselic Hunting Party for their expert, which helped our investigation, and Prof. Colin Mackintosh and Assoc. Prof. Gábor Csizmadia for their practical and linguistic advices.
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