Accession Number : AD0692918

Title :   ZOONOTIC POTENTIAL OF THE PARASITES OF DOGS IN BANGKOK, THAILAND,

Corporate Author : SEATO MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB BANGKOK (THAILAND) PARASITOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Manning,George S. ; Sukhawat,Keturat ; Viyanant,Vithoon ; Subhakul,Manit

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   (*NEMATODA, DOGS), (*INFECTIOUS DISEASES, NEMATODA), THAILAND, ECOLOGY, HUMANS, VIRUSES, BACTERIA, PARASITES, LARVAE, INTESTINES

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE