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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 13, No. 2, 2013, pp. 252-254
Bioline Code: hs13035
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2013, pp. 252-254

 en Baboons as potential reservoirs of zoonotic gastrointestinal parasite infections at Yankari National Park, Nigeria
Mafuyai, H B; Barshep, Y; Audu, B S; Kumbak, D & Ojobe, T O

Abstract

Background: Zoonoses pose a risk to public health.
Objective: To carry out the investigation of the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of baboons, Papio anubis check for this species in other resources , frequenting the Wikki base Camp in Yankari National Park, Nigeria
Method: Formol-ether concentration technique was used to isolate parasite eggs and cysts from faecal samples.
Results: Parasites recovered were Ascaris lumbricoides check for this species in other resources , Ancylostoma duodenale check for this species in other resources , Strongyloides stercoralis check for this species in other resources , Fasciola check for this species in other resources sp, Schistosoma mansoni check for this species in other resources , Hymenolepis nana check for this species in other resources , and Trichostrongylus check for this species in other resources sp, and cysts of protozoan parasites Entomoeba histolytica check for this species in other resources , E. coli check for this species in other resources , and Iodamoeba butschii check for this species in other resources .
Conclusion: Most of the parasites identified are known to have high pathologic involvement in humans, implicating the baboons as potential source and reservoirs for human zoonotic parasitic infections although further molecular work would be necessary to ascertain if these gastrointestinal parasites are the same strains that infect humans

Keywords
Yankari; zoonoses; gastrointestinal parasites; Papio anubis

 
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