Toxocara cati infection in cats in Tehran and their importance in medicine

Authors

  • Ali Pezeshki Microbiology and Parasitology Department, School of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
  • Mostafa Rezaeian Parasitology and Mycology Department, Faculty of Hygiene, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mitra Zarebavani Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Keywords:

Toxocara cati, Cats, Frequency, Medicine, Tehran

Abstract

Toxocara cati is the cause of a helminthic zoonosis. It is one of the agents that causes visceral larva migrans in humans. So, infected cats are a high risk of infection for people. Obtaining accurate information about Toxocara infection in cats could be helpful in control and prevention of it in people. Because of the high number of cats in Iran and their constant contact with humans, we undertook the current study to determine the frequency of Toxocara in cats. 138 Samples were collected from different parts of Tehran city and the fecal samples were examined by the formol-ether concentration technique. 13 samples (9.4%) of 138 samples contained Toxocara eggs.

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Published

2013-07-30

How to Cite

Pezeshki, A. ., Rezaeian, M. ., & Zarebavani, M. . (2013). Toxocara cati infection in cats in Tehran and their importance in medicine. Scientific Journal of Animal Science, 2(7), 195-198. Retrieved from https://www.sjournals.com/index.php/sjas/article/view/1067

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