ZOONOTIC POTENTIAL OF THE PARASITES OF DOGS IN BANGKOK, THAILAND,
SEATO MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB BANGKOK (THAILAND) PARASITOLOGY DEPT
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Recently a link between certain nematode infections and bacterial and viral agents has been postulated. A relationship between ascarid larvae migration and poliomyelitis, Japanese B encephalitis and Escherichia colitis have been linked to some degree to larval nematode migration. Other diseases such as visceral larva migrans and cutaneous larva migrans have been shown to result from man becoming infected with the parasites of dogs. The climatic conditions in Bangkok are suitable for year-round transmission, especially of the soil transmitted parasites, thus providing ideal conditions for their propagation. This study evaluates the annual fluctuations in prevalence and the zoonotic potential of the parasites encountered in the dogs of Bangkok.
- Anatomy and Physiology