The prevalence of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in rodent hosts in China and several Asian countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Introduction Angiostrogylus cantonensis  ( A.cantonensis ) is a zoonotic parasitic nematode, with a worldwide distribution, causing eosinophilic meningitis or meningoencephalitis in human. Human infection with A.cantonensis  typically occur from intentional or unintentional ingestion of infected intermediate or paratenic hosts, sometimes due to contaminated produce. Although the biology of…