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Rodents, their seasonal activity, ecto- and blood-parasites in Saint Catherine area, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt.
J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 1998 Dec; 28(3):815-26.JE

Abstract

Rodents are on the top of animal reservoirs of zoonotic parasites. Five species of wild rodents were trapped on monthly base from Saint Catherine area. The highest trap index was 0.5 in May and the lowest was zero in December, January and February. The dominant rodents were Acomys c. dimidiatus followed by Dipodillus d. dasyurus and then A. r. russatus. Sporadic numbers of Sekeetamys c. calurus (3) and Eliomys. qu. melanurus (2) were collected. The ectoparasites in a descending order of abundance were mites (45.6%), lice (30.3%) and then fleas (24.1%). The most abundant ectoparasites among the three groups were Polyplax spinulosa (lice). Allodermanyssus sanguineus (mites), and Xenopsylla dipodilli (fleas). Leishmania amastigotes and Babesia microti were detected in Acomys. Also, one pregnant female A. c. dimidiatus was infected with a nematode parasite, Syphacia obvelata. The results were discussed on the light of the previous work.

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Suez Canal University, Egypt.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9914704

Citation

el-Kady, G A., et al. "Rodents, Their Seasonal Activity, Ecto- and Blood-parasites in Saint Catherine Area, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt." Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology, vol. 28, no. 3, 1998, pp. 815-26.
el-Kady GA, Makled KM, Morsy TA, et al. Rodents, their seasonal activity, ecto- and blood-parasites in Saint Catherine area, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 1998;28(3):815-26.
el-Kady, G. A., Makled, K. M., Morsy, T. A., & Morsy, Z. S. (1998). Rodents, their seasonal activity, ecto- and blood-parasites in Saint Catherine area, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt. Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology, 28(3), 815-26.
el-Kady GA, et al. Rodents, Their Seasonal Activity, Ecto- and Blood-parasites in Saint Catherine Area, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 1998;28(3):815-26. PubMed PMID: 9914704.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Rodents, their seasonal activity, ecto- and blood-parasites in Saint Catherine area, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt. AU - el-Kady,G A, AU - Makled,K M, AU - Morsy,T A, AU - Morsy,Z S, PY - 1999/1/23/pubmed PY - 1999/1/23/medline PY - 1999/1/23/entrez SP - 815 EP - 26 JF - Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology JO - J Egypt Soc Parasitol VL - 28 IS - 3 N2 - Rodents are on the top of animal reservoirs of zoonotic parasites. Five species of wild rodents were trapped on monthly base from Saint Catherine area. The highest trap index was 0.5 in May and the lowest was zero in December, January and February. The dominant rodents were Acomys c. dimidiatus followed by Dipodillus d. dasyurus and then A. r. russatus. Sporadic numbers of Sekeetamys c. calurus (3) and Eliomys. qu. melanurus (2) were collected. The ectoparasites in a descending order of abundance were mites (45.6%), lice (30.3%) and then fleas (24.1%). The most abundant ectoparasites among the three groups were Polyplax spinulosa (lice). Allodermanyssus sanguineus (mites), and Xenopsylla dipodilli (fleas). Leishmania amastigotes and Babesia microti were detected in Acomys. Also, one pregnant female A. c. dimidiatus was infected with a nematode parasite, Syphacia obvelata. The results were discussed on the light of the previous work. SN - 1110-0583 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9914704/Rodents_their_seasonal_activity_ecto__and_blood_parasites_in_Saint_Catherine_area_South_Sinai_Governorate_Egypt_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/animaldiseasesandyourhealth.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -