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Helminthes of synanthropic rodents (Rodentia: Muridae) from Dakahlia and Menoufia, Egypt.
J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2008 Dec; 38(3):727-40.JE

Abstract

A cross-sectional survey was conducted to monitor and compare the prevalence of helminthes in rodents from Dakahlia and Menoufia governorates. The domestic rodents (271) were Rattus norvegicus, Rattus rattus frugivorous, Rattus r. alexandrinus, & Mus musculus. The overall prevalence of helminthes was 52.8%. In Dakahlia, 72/145 rats (49.6%) were infected. The highest prevalence of infection was in R. r. frugivorous 43 (60.4%), then R. r. alexandrinus 44 (47.7%), R. norvegicus 38 (44.7%), and the lowest was M. musculus 20 (40%). In Menoufia, 71/126 rats (56.3%) were infected. The highest prevalence of infection was in R. r. frugivorous 36 (77.7%), then M. musculus 27 (48.1%), R. norvegicus 23 (47.8%), and the lowest was in R. r. alexandrinus 40 (47.5%). A total of 24 species of helminthes (11 trematodes, 4 cestodes & 10 nematodes) were identified among the 271 rodents. The commonest trematode was Mesostephanus aegypticus followed by Stictodora tridactyla. The commonest cestode was Hymenolepis diminuta followed by Taenia taeniaformis. The commonest nematode was Capillaria hepatica followed by Trichurus muris. Given the zoonotic potential of rodents' parasites and since several residential, commercial, and agricultural sites exist in the examined geographic areas, the potential health risk should not be ignored.

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Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypt.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19209758

Citation

Elshazly, Atef M., et al. "Helminthes of Synanthropic Rodents (Rodentia: Muridae) From Dakahlia and Menoufia, Egypt." Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology, vol. 38, no. 3, 2008, pp. 727-40.
Elshazly AM, Awad SI, Azab MS, et al. Helminthes of synanthropic rodents (Rodentia: Muridae) from Dakahlia and Menoufia, Egypt. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2008;38(3):727-40.
Elshazly, A. M., Awad, S. I., Azab, M. S., Elsheikha, H. M., Abdel-Gawad, A. G., Khalil, H. H., & Morsy, T. A. (2008). Helminthes of synanthropic rodents (Rodentia: Muridae) from Dakahlia and Menoufia, Egypt. Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology, 38(3), 727-40.
Elshazly AM, et al. Helminthes of Synanthropic Rodents (Rodentia: Muridae) From Dakahlia and Menoufia, Egypt. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2008;38(3):727-40. PubMed PMID: 19209758.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Helminthes of synanthropic rodents (Rodentia: Muridae) from Dakahlia and Menoufia, Egypt. AU - Elshazly,Atef M, AU - Awad,Soha I, AU - Azab,Manar S, AU - Elsheikha,Hany M, AU - Abdel-Gawad,Abdel Gawad E, AU - Khalil,Hazem H M, AU - Morsy,Tosson A, PY - 2009/2/13/entrez PY - 2009/2/13/pubmed PY - 2009/3/17/medline SP - 727 EP - 40 JF - Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology JO - J Egypt Soc Parasitol VL - 38 IS - 3 N2 - A cross-sectional survey was conducted to monitor and compare the prevalence of helminthes in rodents from Dakahlia and Menoufia governorates. The domestic rodents (271) were Rattus norvegicus, Rattus rattus frugivorous, Rattus r. alexandrinus, & Mus musculus. The overall prevalence of helminthes was 52.8%. In Dakahlia, 72/145 rats (49.6%) were infected. The highest prevalence of infection was in R. r. frugivorous 43 (60.4%), then R. r. alexandrinus 44 (47.7%), R. norvegicus 38 (44.7%), and the lowest was M. musculus 20 (40%). In Menoufia, 71/126 rats (56.3%) were infected. The highest prevalence of infection was in R. r. frugivorous 36 (77.7%), then M. musculus 27 (48.1%), R. norvegicus 23 (47.8%), and the lowest was in R. r. alexandrinus 40 (47.5%). A total of 24 species of helminthes (11 trematodes, 4 cestodes & 10 nematodes) were identified among the 271 rodents. The commonest trematode was Mesostephanus aegypticus followed by Stictodora tridactyla. The commonest cestode was Hymenolepis diminuta followed by Taenia taeniaformis. The commonest nematode was Capillaria hepatica followed by Trichurus muris. Given the zoonotic potential of rodents' parasites and since several residential, commercial, and agricultural sites exist in the examined geographic areas, the potential health risk should not be ignored. SN - 1110-0583 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19209758/Helminthes_of_synanthropic_rodents__Rodentia:_Muridae__from_Dakahlia_and_Menoufia_Egypt_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -