Canine gastrointestinal parasitic zoonoses in India

Traub, Rebecca J., Robertson, Ian D., Irwin, Peter J., Mencke, Norbert and Thompson, R. C. A. Andrew (2005) Canine gastrointestinal parasitic zoonoses in India. Trends In Parasitology, 21 1: 42-48. doi:10.1016/

Author Traub, Rebecca J.
Robertson, Ian D.
Irwin, Peter J.
Mencke, Norbert
Thompson, R. C. A. Andrew
Title Canine gastrointestinal parasitic zoonoses in India
Journal name Trends In Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-4922
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/
Volume 21
Issue 1
Start page 42
End page 48
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Although well recognized and studied in developed countries, canine parasitic zoonoses pose a lowly prioritized public health problem in developing countries such as India, where conditions are conducive for transmission. A study of the most recent parasite survey determining prevalence and epidemiology of canine parasitic zoonoses among tea-growing communities of northeast India demonstrated the endemicity of the problem. This particular study serves as a model using conventional, as well as molecular parasitological, tools to provide novel insights into the role of dogs as mechanical transmitters of human parasites such as Ascaris and Trichuris, and discusses the risks dogs pose with regards to zoonotic transmission of hookworms and Giardia.
Keyword Parasitology
Cutaneous Larva Migrans
Zoonotic Transmission
Human Toxocariasis
High Prevalence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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