Presence of Toxocara spp. and hookworms in peridomiciliary areas of a fishing community in the Mid-west region of Brazil

  • Andreia Fernandes Brilhante Universidade Anhanguera-Uniderp, Unidade Agrárias, Laboratório de Parasitologia, Campo Grande, MS
  • Vânia Lúcia Brandão Nunes Universidade Anhanguera-Uniderp, Unidade Agrárias, Laboratório de Parasitologia, Campo Grande, MS
  • Maria Elizabeth Cavalheiros Dorval Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Laboratório de Parasitologia, Campo Grande, MS
Keywords: Contamination, Soil, Zoonoses, Dogs, Cutaneous larva migrans

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate soil contamination in peridomiciliary areas from a fishing community in the municipality of Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil, where is often found the occurrence of cases of cutaneous larva migrans. Using the techniques of zinc sulphate centrifugal flotation, Baermann-Moraes and centrifugal sedimentation, soil samples and feces of dogs were analyzed and the results showed high levels of contamination by Toxocara spp., hookworm and larvae of nematodes. These findings may be associated with cases of cutaneous larva migrans and high rates of eosinophilia in school children of that community.

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Published
2013-02-22
How to Cite
Brilhante, A., Nunes, V. L., & Dorval, M. E. (2013). Presence of Toxocara spp. and hookworms in peridomiciliary areas of a fishing community in the Mid-west region of Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 50(1), 71-73. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v50i1p71-73
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