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Case Report
Capillaria Hhepatica in Mouse (Apodemus flavicollis) from Giresun Province of Turkey
1 Public Health Institution of Turkey, National High Risk Pathogens Reference Laboratory, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Department of Medical Microbiology, Hitit University Faculty of Medicine, Çorum, Turkey; Public Health Institution of Turkey, National Parasitology Reference Laboratory, Ankara, Turkey  
3 Public Health Institution of Turkey, National Parasitology Reference Laboratory, Ankara, Turkey.  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2014; 38: 208-210
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2014.3501
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Key Words: Capillaria hepatica, mice, Turkey
Abstract

Capillaria hepatica is a nematode with worldwide distribution, which can cause parasitic hepatitis both in animals and humans. A mouse (Apodemus flavicollis), trapped in Giresun Province was diagnosed as having capillariasis due to the characteristic eggs found in its liver. This is the first reported case of mouse capillariasis in this part of the country. Due to the fact that capillariasis is a zoonotic disease, humans might be also infested; therefore, further investigations are needed. 

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