[Zoonotic parasites in dog feces at public squares in the municipality of Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil]

Rev Bras Parasitol Vet. Oct-Dec 2008;17(4):206-9.
[Article in Portuguese]


The contamination of public squares by zoonotic potential parasites was evaluated at the urban areas in the municipality of Itabuna Brasil. For such, 119 fecal samples of dogs were collected at 10 public squares. After that, these feces samples were transported to the Parasitology Laboratory in the UESC and they were analyzed by Mariano and Carvalho's method. Of the total analized samples, 56.3% show some parasitic evolutive form. Ancylostoma sp. was the most frequently (47.9%), followed by Strongyloides stercortalis (6.7%), Toxocara canis and Trichuris vulpis eggs (4.2%) each, Endolimax nana cysts (2.5%), and Giardia intestinalis and Entamoeba coli cysts (0.8%) each.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brazil
  • Dogs
  • Feces / parasitology*
  • Public Facilities
  • Urban Health
  • Zoonoses / parasitology