Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia
versión impresa ISSN 0102-0935
OLIVEIRA, V.C. et al. Enterobacteria associated to adults of Musca domestica (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diptera: Muscidae) and Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1754) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) at the Zoo of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2006, vol.58, n.4, pp. 556-561. ISSN 0102-0935. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-09352006000400017.
Enterobacteria were identified in adults of Musca domestica (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diptera: Muscidae) and Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1754) (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Both species were captured in the Zoo of Rio de Janeiro. They had their external body surface washed and their digestive system dissected for bacteriological analysis. Escherichia coli, Citrobacter sp., Proteus mirabilis, Morganella sp., Klebsiella sp., Pseudomonas sp., Enterobacter sp. and Salmonella serovar Agona were isolated in the samples. P. mirabilis was the species most frequent isolated. Strains of Salmonella Agona were isolated from two samples (8%) of C. megacephala. Enteropathogenic E. coli was not isolated. M. domestica and C. megacephala showed themselves as potential vectors of agents related to enteric diseases in humans and other animals.
Palabras llave : Musca domestica; Chrysomya megacephala; muscoids diptera; enterobacteria; Zoo.