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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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SCAINI, Carlos James et al. Environmental contamination by helminth eggs and larvae in dog feces from central area of Cassino beach, Rio Grande do Sul. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.5, pp.617-619. ISSN 0037-8682.

In order to investigate the presence of helminthes agents of parasitic zoonoses, were examined 237 fecal samples of dogs from central area of the main beach of south coast of Rio Grande do Sul State. The eggs and larvae of genus Ancylostoma (71.3%) and Trichuris (32.5%) and Toxocara eggs (9.3%) were the most prevalent parasites detected.

Keywords : Soil pollutants; Helminths; Zoonoses.

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