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Abstract

Zoonotic tissue parasites of Australian wildlife.

Abstract

Increasing use of bushlands for recreational, commercial and scientific activities fosters movement across the urban-bushland interface. This may facilitate the transmission of parasitic diseases from wildlife to humans (zoonoses). The fashionable trend to consumption of game meats such as feral pig and crocodile, and raw fish such as sushi, sashimi and pickled herring has exacerbated the zoonotic potential of parasites of wildlife.