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:: Volume 2, Issue 3 (8-2015) ::
2015, 2(3): 49-56 Back to browse issues page
Zoonotic Parasitic infections of cats in human community: A histopathological Study
Ali mohammad Bahrami , Morteza Shams
Department of Phathobiology, Para Veterinary Faculty, Ilam University, Ilam, Iran , am.bahrami@ilam.ac.ir
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Introduction: Parasitic diseases could be one of the common problems of human society in any time in every place. The animals can passed this infection to human as zoonotic disease. Cats are one of the most important animals that living and eating long with human in society. Therefore feline parasitic zoonosis is threatened human health and cause death and serious disease. For the reason, the present study evaluated the current status of major canine parasitic zoonosis in this region. Materials and methods: Fifty stray cat, road accidentally, were collected from different location of Ilam city. Within the period of one year, their internal spacemen were checked for agent parasitic and their tissues proceeds for histopathological study. Results: Out of 50 stray domestic cats, 14 (28%) male and 36 (72%) were female. Ten species of internal-parasite like helminthes in majority and protozoan in minority were detected in the examined cats. Overall 48 cats (96 %) were infected with at least one of the parasites. The major parasites were as follow: Nematode (Toxocara cati 32.4%, Toxocara leonina 6.2% and Physaloptera praeputialis 4.5%), Cestoda (Dipylidium caninum 27.10%, Mesocestoides lineatus 14.2%, Taenia taeniaformis 6.2%, Joyeuxiella echinorhyncoides 8.3% and Taenia hydatigena 1.1%), and Protozoa (Isospora felis 21.2%, Haemobartonella felis 2.34%). There was no significant difference in infection rate between male and female cats. Conclusion: Our result indicates that for controlling and preventing of zoonosis disease, more attention should be given to these feline infections.
Keywords: Parasites, Carnivores, Tissue, Histology, Ilam
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Parasitologiy
Received: 2015/06/15 | Accepted: 2015/08/22 | Published: 2015/09/23
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Bahrami A M, Shams M. Zoonotic Parasitic infections of cats in human community: A histopathological Study. Journal of Basic Research in Medical Sciences 2015; 2 (3) :49-56
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Volume 2, Issue 3 (8-2015) Back to browse issues page
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