publication . Article . Other literature type . 1993

The prevalence of Giardia and other intestinal parasites in children, dogs and cats from Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley

Meloni, Bruno P; Thompson, R C Andrew; Hopkins, Richard M; Reynoldson, Jim A; Gracey, Michael;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 1993 Journal: Medical Journal of Australia, volume 158, pages 157-159 (issn: 0025-729X, eissn: 1326-5377, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AMPCo
Abstract
Objective: To determine the prevalence of Giardia duodenalis and other intestinal parasites in children, dogs and cats from Aboriginal communities in the west Kimberley region of Western Australia. Design: A four-year parasitological survey of faecal specimens from humans and faecal and intestinal specimens from dogs and cats. Setting: Local hospital servicing Aboriginal communities surveyed in this study and the Veterinary School, Murdoch University. Population: Children (under 14 years) and adults, as well as dogs and cats, from five Aboriginal communities. Results: G. duodenalis was the most prevalent parasite in children and adults (32.1% in children, n = 36...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: General Medicine, Entamoeba coli, biology.organism_classification, biology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Veterinary medicine, Strongyloides stercoralis, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Chilomastix mesnili, Isospora, Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma tubaeforme, business.industry, business, Ancylostoma duodenale
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