Scientists Discover Rare and Deadly Parasite Carried by Giant African Land Snail

February 26, 2015 6:04 PM

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Researchers have been trying to find ways of getting rid o the destructive and invasive giant African land snail. A new study revealed that this species of snail is actually more dangerous than previously thought as it carries a rare and extremely dangerous parasite.

According to the scientists, the parasite can cause serious health problems in both humans and animals. The researchers from the University of Florida said the parasite is a species of rat lungworm that has been found in several species of snails living in the Miami area, including inside the Africa...

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