Prevalence of human parasites in Iceland

Past and present status

Karl Skirnisson, Sigurdur H. Richter, and Matthias Eydal

The origin of human parasites in Iceland is discussed and historical information reviewed. Furthermore, the past and present status of endemic and imported human endo- and ectoparasites, recorded in Iceland so far, is reviewed. Several zoonotic parasites which have not been confirmed in humans and non-host specific species, which are capable of causing irritations on human skin, are also mentioned. Most endemic parasites are shortly reviewed. The reference list reflects research on human parasites in Iceland.

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