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First isolation of Dioctophyme renale eggs from an urban environment and identification of those from animal urine

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Title
First isolation of Dioctophyme renale eggs from an urban environment and identification of those from animal urine
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Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria, December 2016
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612016064
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Perera, Soliane Carra, Capella, Gabriela de Almeida, Pinto, Natália Berne, Rappeti, Josaine Cristina da Silva, Müller, Gertrud, Azambuja, Rosaria Helena Machado, Giordani, Claudia, Cleff, Marlete Brum, Soliane Carra Perera, Gabriela de Almeida Capella, Natália Berne Pinto, Josaine Cristina da Silva Rappeti, Gertrud Müller, Rosaria Helena Machado Azambuja, Claudia Giordani, Marlete Brum Cleff

Abstract

Dioctophyme renale is a zoonotic parasite with worldwide distribution, although its occurrence is little known. The objective here was to evaluate the presence of parasite eggs in the environment and in the urine of dogs and cats in an urban area. Soil samples and urine were evaluated respectively by means of the Caldwell-Caldwell technique and urinalysis. Out of the 100 soil samples, 3% presented D. renale eggs, and out of the 43 urine samples, 18.6% were positive, including the feline samples. Thus, D. renale eggs are present in the urban environment, and dogs and cats are parasitized by this nematode, which therefore represents a risk to public health.

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Student > Doctoral Student 1 20%
Unknown 4 80%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 20%
Unknown 4 80%