Myocastor coypus
Myocastor coypus
(nutria)
Mammals
Exotic

Impact ID3369
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionNutria (Myocastor coypus) can be infected with several pathogens and parasites that may be transmitted to humans, livestock, and pets. These include equine encephalomyelitis, leptospirosis, paratyphoid, and salmonellosis. They may also host a number of parasites, including the nematodes and blood flukes that cause “swimmer’s-itch” or “nutria-itch” (Strongyloides myopotami and Schistosoma mansoni), the protozoan responsible for giardiasis ( Giardia lamblia), tapeworms (Taenia spp.), and common liver flukes (Fasciola hepatica).
Reference17148
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/2/2021].

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