publication . Article . 2017

Research Note. Occurrence of gastrointestinal helminths in commensal rodents from Tabasco, Mexico

Julian E. Garcia-Rejon; Oswaldo M. Torres-Chable; Carlos M. Baak-Baak; Claudia V. Zaragoza-Vera; Y. De Los Santos-Martinez; Carlos Machain-Williams; M. M. Garcia-Rodriguez; Jesús Alonso Panti-May; Nohemi Cigarroa-Toledo;
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  • Published: 27 Jun 2017 Journal: Helminthologia, volume 54, pages 170-173 (issn: 0440-6605, eissn: 1336-9083, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Abstract
<jats:title>Summary</jats:title> <jats:p> The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and species composition of helminths in commensal rodents captured inside private residences in the city of Villahermosa in Tabasco, Mexico. Trapping was performed at each house for three consecutive nights from October to December 2015. Fifty commensal rodents were captured: 23 Rattus norvegicus, 16 Mus musculus and 11 Rattus rattus. Rodents were transported alive to the laboratory and held in cages until they defecated. Feces were analyzed for helminth eggs using the Sheather’s flotation technique. The overall prevalence of helminths in rodents was 60 %: R. norvegic...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: Mus musculus, Rattus rattus, Rattus norvegicus, Tabasco, Mexico, Agriculture (General), S1-972, Medicine (General), R5-920, Helminths, Ecology, Biology
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