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Canine gastrointestinal parasitic zoonoses in India

Traub, R.J., Robertson, I.D.ORCID: 0000-0002-4255-4752, Irwin, P.J.ORCID: 0000-0002-0006-8262, Mencke, N. and Thompson, R.C.A. (2005) Canine gastrointestinal parasitic zoonoses in India. Trends in Parasitology, 21 (1). pp. 42-48.

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Although well recognized and studied in developed countries, canine parasitic zoonoses pose a lowly prioritized public health problem in developing countries such as India, where conditions are conducive for transmission. A study of the most recent parasite survey determining prevalence and epidemiology of canine parasitic zoonoses among tea-growing communities of northeast India demonstrated the endemicity of the problem. This particular study serves as a model using conventional, as well as molecular parasitological, tools to provide novel insights into the role of dogs as mechanical transmitters of human parasites such as Ascaris and Trichuris, and discusses the risks dogs pose with regards to zoonotic transmission of hookworms and Giardia.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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