Pet Kinkajous pick up risky raccoon parasites

03/18/2011 | NPR.org

Pet kinkajous in Florida, Indiana and Tennessee have been found to be infected with Balisacaris procyonis, a roundworm common to raccoons, in recent years. Humans coming in contact with the kinkajous' feces run the risk of infection from the parasite, which can cause serious illnesses such as encephalitis if the roundworms reach the brain. Owners and veterinarians can prevent the spread with regular veterinary checkups that include deworming.

View Full Article in:

NPR.org

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Director, Biostatistics
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Diagnostic Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Test Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC
Senior Paralegal - Research & Development, and Medical
Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, CT