Isolation of Intestinal Parasites of Public Health Importance from Cockroaches (Blattella germanica) in Jimma Town, Southwestern Ethiopia

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Hamu, Haji ; Debalke, Serkadis ; Zemene, Endalew ; Birlie, Belay ; Mekonnen, Zeleke ; Yewhalaw, Delenasaw (2014)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Journal of Parasitology Research, volume 2,014 (issn: 2090-0023, eissn: 2090-0031)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3932213, doi: 10.1155/2014/186240
  • Subject: RC109-216 | Research Article | Infectious and parasitic diseases | Article Subject
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

Cockroaches are claimed to be mechanical transmitters of disease causing microorganisms such as intestinal parasites, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This study assessed the potential of the German cockroach Blattella germanica in the mechanical transmission of intestinal... View more
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