First reported outbreak of severe spirorchiidiasis in Emys orbicularis, probably resulting from a parasite spillover event

Raúl Iglesias, José M. García-Estévez, César Ayres, Antonio Acuña, Adolfo Cordero-Rivera. Inter-Research > DAO > v113 > n1 > p75-80. The importance of disease-mediated invasions and the role of parasite spillover as a substantial threat to the conservation of global biodiversity are now well known. Although competition between invasive sliders Trachemys scripta elegans and indigenous European turtles has been extensively studied, the impact of this invasive species on diseases affecting native populations is poorly known. Leer más.