Hookworms in dogs of Kuching, Sarawak (North Borneo)

Choo, Juanita, Pang, Eugene and Prociv, Paul (2000) Hookworms in dogs of Kuching, Sarawak (North Borneo). Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 94 1: 21-22. doi:10.1016/S0035-9203(00)90425-5


Author Choo, Juanita
Pang, Eugene
Prociv, Paul
Title Hookworms in dogs of Kuching, Sarawak (North Borneo)
Journal name Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0035-9203
1878-3503
Publication date 2000-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0035-9203(00)90425-5
Volume 94
Issue 1
Start page 21
End page 22
Total pages 2
Place of publication London, U.K
Publisher Royal Society of Tropical Medicine
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C4
270304 Infectious Agents
730212 Disease distribution and transmission
Formatted abstract
Of the estimated one billion people infected with the anthropophilic hookworms, Ancylostoma duodenale and Nectar americanus, about 10% Iive in South-East Asia, where N. americanus greatly predominates (CARROLL & WALKER, 1990). Hence, in published reports (e.g., RAHMAN, 1994; RAJ et al., 1997), the identity of the parasite is assumed, but rarely confirmed. Studies based on faecal microscopy can only presume the hookworm species, unless adult worms have been examined (expelled by anthelmintic treatment); faecal culture for larvae distinguishes only between Ancylostoma and Necator, without providing a species identification. Even when adult worms have been recovered, they have almost invariably been assumed to be N. americanus, without morphological confirmation (e.g., HASWELL-ELKINS et al., 1987).

We suspect that human infection with A. ceyhicum is far more prevalent than reports indicate, with many cases presently being attributed to N. americanus. This matter could be resolved by simple but careful studies in hookworm-infected human populations.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Tropical Medicine
Hookworms
Ancylostoma Ceylanicum
Ancylostoma Braziliense
Ancylostoma Caninum
Dogs
Zoonoses
Malaysia
Infection
Humans
Q-Index Code C4
Additional Notes Published under "Short report".

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