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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 104, No. 8, 2009, pp. 1177-1180
Bioline Code: oc09234
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 104, No. 8, 2009, pp. 1177-1180

 en Zoonotic parasites associated with felines from the Patagonian Holocene
Fugassa, Martín Horacio; Beltrame, María Ornela; Bayer, María S & Sardella, Norma Haydée

Abstract

Feline coprolites were examined for parasites with the aim of studying ancient infections that occurred in the Patagonian region during the Holocene period. Eggs compatible to Trichuris check for this species in other resources sp., Calodium check for this species in other resources sp., Eucoleus check for this species in other resources sp., Nematodirus check for this species in other resources sp., Oesophagostomum check for this species in other resources sp. (Nematoda), Monoecocestus check for this species in other resources sp. (Cestoda) and Eimeria macusaniensis check for this species in other resources (Coccidia) were recovered from faecal samples. The results obtained from the analysis provide evidence of consumption by felids of the viscera of both rodents and camelids. This knowledge allows for improved explanations as to the distribution of parasitism and its significance to the health of humans and animals inhabiting the area under study during the Middle Holocene.

Keywords
paleoparasitology - feline coprolites - archaeological site - ancient parasitism - Middle Holocene

 
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